Protect girl children from social media romanceMy last thread was on a very brave young man, who gave a damn to his parents' objecting to his wedding with a girl who had some stammering and wanted to cancel the wedding in a place near Vellore. The boy asked the police to intervene and the bridegroom married the same girl.
While this is splendid, he is the other end of the pendulum. This was shown on TV and possibly in more than one channel. An MBBS drop out became friends with a girl in Chennai, through Facebook and it became a big love affair. The parents of the girl played ball and arranged for the wedding. When things were going smooth, the bridegroom requested for a huge amount as dowry. The girl's parents were socked. They then made inquiries with several people and came to know that this guy was a fraud and had duped the girl.
Obviously, the wedding was canceled and the parents and relatives were seen thrashing the man in full public view, even in the police station. The cheat had to be saved from the wrath of those who felt cheated and but for the police, might as well have been murdered.
Facebook is only for some friendship and not for romance. The Pollachi tragedy is a grave reminder of this fact. All girl children should be properly advised to keep away from any stranger.
Of course, Facebook has so many constructive uses and we better understand how to constructively use it.