JOHOR BARU, Jan 18 — Terrified of tying the knot, a technician spun a yarn to his future father-in-law that he was robbed of RM6,000 which he had saved for the wedding.The 27-year-old man related the ‘robbery’ to his would-be in-law when the latter wanted the wedding date to be brought forward.
To make his claim authentic, the reluctant groom lodged a police report that two knife-weilding robbers took the money after he had withdrawn it from an automated teller machine in Kulaijaya yesterday.
However, the police were not convinced. They questioned the technician who eventually admitted having made up the story of the robbery as he did not want to get married.
Now, the technician is in a bigger soup. He may be jailed for six months or fined RM2,000, or both, upon conviction under Section 177 of the Penal Code for making false report.
District police chief Supt Zulkefly Yahya said: “We knew he was lying when some of his facts did not tally.
“When we asked him further, he confessed that he made a false report to escape from being married next month,” he said here today.
Zulkefly said the wedding date was fixed for July but the future father-in-law demanded the marriage be held next month.
“The groom-to-be did not have enough funds to proceed with the wedding and thus, made a false police report to cover his lie,” he said, adding that the police found the money which was ‘robbed’, at the suspect’s house. — Bernama