Doctor Ruse Led to Marriage, Dad Says

     HOUSTON (CN) – A Sikh couple got their son a bride by falsely claiming he was a doctor, the bride’s father claims in court.
     Harry Takhar sued Sukhdev and Paramijit Hyare in Harris County Court.
     Both Takhar and the Hyares practice the Sikh religion, in which arranged marriages are common.
     Takhar claims the Hyares approached him about setting up a marriage between their son, Sandeep Hyare, and Takhar’s daughter, Reena Takhar.
     Neither the son nor daughter are parties to the case.
     “Sukhdev Hyare made material statements to the plaintiff that his son was a licensed medical physician who was in residency at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois,” the complaint states. “Defendant Sukhdev Hyare made very elaborate statements regarding visiting his son at St. Anthony’s Hospital and that his son treated patients.”
     Takhar claims the Hyares “would even describe future events such as Sandeep Hyare and Reena Takhar owning their own hospital.”
     The ruse worked, Takhar says, as the wedding went off on May 31, 2010.
     Sandeep Hyare later admitted in a sworn deposition that he was not a doctor and never had been, Takhar says.
     Takhar sued the Hyares for fraud, claiming they damaged him financially.
     He is represented by Matthew Skillern with Middence & Skillern in Houston.

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