A student killed herself after discovering the man she agreed to marry was already wed and intended to have her as his polygamous second wife, according to reports.
Danara Kaipova, 20, was found hanged soon after finding out her groom-to-be apparently already had a spouse and two children.
Her devastated mum said her daughter had thought she'd found her true love.
Danara was allegedly 'kidnapped' from her college in Kazakhstan this summer by wealthy Birzhan Doshakaev, 29.
The act of 'bride-stealing' is a barbaric medieval tradition that continues in Kazakhstan and other areas of the former Soviet Union.
According to Mirror UK,despite being 'stolen', she reportedly told her friends and family she loved him and made clear she was happy to marry him after he took her to his home city, Atyrau, where she met his parents.
Her mother Inzhu Kaipova said:
"My daughter kept telling me that he had great parents, and that she was happy. I believed her."She had found her "true love" she said.
But the distraught mother added:
"Now we know that this man had a wife and two children."He did not say a word about it to our daughter."Danara killed herself when she found out about it."She hanged herself."
She said Doshakaev's family, who reportedly knew about his plans, "humiliated my girl" and that he lied by not telling her that he 'had a wife and children'.
Danara, an A-grade student at her agricultural college, had also told her friends that she was happy after she was apparently kidnapped and taken 325 miles to his city.
She had invited them to her planned wedding.
Police have begun a criminal investigation into whether Danara was forced into suicide by the cruel behavior of the man she loved.