Shocking video captured the moment a Russian man kidnapped an 18-year-old woman in a medieval custom known as “bride stealing” – after she refused to marry him.

Three men are seen carting off Bella Ravoyan from an apartment building in the city of Tambov and placing her inside a car that took her to the Nizhny Novgorod region, East2West reported.

Her abductors have been identified by police as her rejected beau, 20-year-old Amik Shamoyan, his father, Oganes, 48, and brother Alo, 24.

“Amik was in love with this girl and they kidnapped her,” an acquaintance reportedly told the local gazeta news outlet.

“Bella’s father filed a complaint with the police, and she was returned back. Amik turned himself in to the police,” the person added.

Bella Ravoyan, 18, is seen being abducted
Bella Ravoyan, 18, is seen being abducted after she refused to marry 20-year-old Amik Shamoyan.
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Amik Shamoyan, who confessed to bride stealing
Amik Shamoyan has reportedly confessed to the shocking “bride stealing.”
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Amik Shamoyan
Shamoyan, his father, Oganes, 48, and brother Alo, 24, face up to 12 years behind bars.
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The spurned man has confessed to the kidnapping, according to East2West.

Another video allegedly shows Bella’s furious dad laying waste to a cafe owned by the family of the alleged kidnappers as he brandishes a gun.

Oganes and Alo remain at large. All three men face up to 12 years behind bars if convicted.

The abducted woman's dad is seen damaging a cafe owned by the kidnappers' family
Bella’s father was captured on video going on a rampage inside a cafe owned by the kidnappers’ family.
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The abduction has been described by some local media outlets as a medieval “bride stealing” custom still prevalent in parts of the country.

Some reports also suggested that Bella and Amik are related.

The Russian Investigative Committee said the two other suspects have been placed on the federal wanted list.



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