India tea stall owner under probe after giving out $217,000 in dowry

A tea stall owner, who held a simultaneous wedding for his six daughters, is being investigated by tax authorities after he gave out Rs10mil (S$216,740) at the function.

Tamil Nesan reported that a video had been circulated, showing the man in Rajasthan, India, handing out bundles of cash as dowry to the families of the six grooms.

The wedding took place early this month.

A guest recorded the father of the brides giving out the money.

The video was eventually uploaded on social media.

It caught the attention of the income tax department, which has demanded for evidence that this was legal income from his tea stall business.

The man is also in trouble with the police after it turned out that four of his daughters who got married might be underaged.

Dowry is considered illegal in India but many families still demand it.

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