Prakash Shah hails from Bhagalpur district of Bihar. On November 27, he was set to get married to a woman from Sanhoula. On the day of the wedding, the groom arrived with his family and friends and was filled with enthusiasm to start the next chapter of his life. Pictures of the bride and groom were clicked and the varmala ceremony took place with ease. However, it was after the varmala ceremony that a huge problem surfaced.
The bride was in love with another man and hence, before the pheras, she decided to elope with her lover, reported News18. This caused a huge uproar from the groom’s side because traditionally, in rural parts of the country, it is a matter of huge shame if the groom returns home without a bride.
So after the bride eloped with her lover, the wedding guests were sent back but the groom and his family stayed put trying to look for another girl who was available to tie the knot. His marriage was then fixed with a woman from Kahalgaon and they got married at a nearby temple. By November 28, all the legal procedure and documentation to register their marriage was done.
You would be surprised how common these incidents are in rural India!