Bride ditches groom to marry guest

By Drum Digital
23 February 2015

A fight broke out at a wedding in India after the bride ditched the groom and married one of the guests instead.

According to the Times of India newspaper, all was going well at the wedding ceremony of 25-year-old Jugal Kishore, a resident of Moradabad, and his 23-year-old bride Indira from Rampur. That's until Kishore had an epileptic fit, falling to the ground in front of the whole gathering.

The young bride, angry that her family had been kept in the dark about Kishore's medical condition, promptly changed her mind. She announced that she’d happily get married at the ceremony – but to a guest at the wedding, a man called Harpal Singh.

Singh, caught unawares and dressed in jeans and a leather jacket, fumbled for a moment before declaring he would willingly take Indira as his wife. This time the wedding went off without a hitch.

Meanwhile Kishore, who had been rushed to a doctor, returned to the venue to see that his wife-to-be was now someone else's bride. He and his family pleaded with Indira, telling her he wouldn’t be able to face friends and neighbours if he returned without her.

When persuasion failed violence broke out, as wedding guests fought using spoons, plates and dishes as weapons.

Afterwards a police spokesman said: "Both families have amicably resolved the matter. The complaints have been withdrawn. Kishore and his family have now returned in peace to Moradabad."

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