A bride had to marry a wedding guest after her groom suddenly disappeared from the ceremony in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.
The recent bride made the most of an unfortunate situation after her wedding went awry. After her groom unexpectedly disappeared, she went through with the wedding—albeit with another man.
It is reported that the incident took place on Monday, May 16, in the town of Maharajpur, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
According to the news outlet, the couple had just completed their jaimala, or exchange of garlands, when the groom went missing. At the time, their families were getting ready for the main ceremony.
The bride was apparently distressed by the news. Family members reportedly searched for the groom in a state of frenzy, but he was nowhere to be found. Eventually, it became clear that the groom had not gone missing under mysterious conditions—rather, he had purposely fled the scene for reasons still unknown.
Finally, one of the groom’s guests suggested that the marriage continue, but this time, with a suitable wedding guest as the groom. The bride’s family deliberated the pool of potential husbands in the groom’s wedding party, called a baraat, and settled on an eligible suitor. There, at that same venue, the bride married her new groom.
The bride’s family filed a complaint against the groom and his family after the wedding. An official reportedly released a statement on the matter:
An official later released a statement on the matter:
“We have received a complaint in this regard from both the bride and groom sides. While the bride’s side has sought suitable action against the groom and his family members, the groom’s father, Dharampal, in his complaint, has sought police help to trace his missing son. Investigations are continuing in this regard.”