A groom Rajesh, whose marriage is scheduled to be held on Sunday, escaped with a dowry of money Rs 7.60 lakh in Yerraguntapally in Chinthalpudi Mandal in West Godavari district. He escaped from the marriage hall just before two hours of the marriage ceremony. Knowing the incident, family members and relatives of bride staged a dharna at his house. Family members questioned his parents of whereabouts of the accused. They demanded justice to them. The police yet to register a case.