"Later, they created a scene at the marriage venue."
In a bizarre incident, an Indian bride got married to another man after the groom turned up late at the wedding venue.
The matter took place in a village in Buldhana, Maharashtra.
It was reported that the wedding was meant to take place at 4 pm, however, the groom and his friends had been somewhere else drinking and dancing.
They did not arrive at the venue until 8 pm.
The bride’s family stated that the groom failed their request to honour the marriage.
The father said: “The marriage was 4 pm. The groom, his friends and family members kept dancing to the tunes of a DJ for more than four hours.
“Later, they created a scene at the marriage venue. We decided not to marry our daughter into such a family.”
After the marriage was refused, a physical altercation ensued between the two families.
A local teacher who attempted to break up the dispute said:
“People from both parties who started the assault apologised later. But the bride’s parents refused to marry off their daughter.
“So the marriage could not happen.”
The groom and his family then left the venue.
As the wedding preparations were already made, the bride’s father selected a suitable man and his daughter got married that night.
It was reported that the man was a distant relative who had been at the venue as a guest.
The Indian bride’s mother said:
“The groom and his friends were drunk and came to the mandap at 8 pm instead of 4 pm and started fighting.
“We got my daughter married to one of our relatives.”
However, news of the marriage reached the first groom’s family and they demanded an explanation from the bride’s family.
Once again, the village council intervened and asked the bride’s family to return the gold jewellery that had been gifted.
Fortunately, the family accepted the compromise and left.
But they remained unhappy so they searched for a suitable bride and their son got married.
The village peace committee chief said:
“The incident is unfortunate. Dancing to a DJ has become a fashion these days.
“Both sides were aggressive and regretted it later. But the damage could not be undone.”