Even as the entire group of family, friends and relatives were busy witnessing the wedlock, culprits walked away with15.5 sovereigns of jewellery from the bridegroom's room at Andal Thirumana Mandapam on Tiruchi Road on Friday morning.

The incident came to light when the relatives of the bridegroom noticed that the suitcase was open and two gold necklaces and other jewellery missing. The newly wed couple, Jai Prasad (28) and Malathi, software engineers in the United States, were shocked hearing the news.

When the whole gathering was busy witnessing the wedding, culprits sneaked into the room and committed the theft. Police personnel conducted enquiry and searched for stolen valuables. Singanallur police have registered a case and are on the look out for the culprits.