Video: Husband Carries Newlywed Wife On His Shoulder Across River After Boat Gets Stuck

A wedding procession in Kishanganj saw an unexpected turn of events when a groom had to¬† lift his newlywed bride on his shoulder. A video featuring this instance from Bihar’s has gone viral on social media because the groom went on to carry his wife across a monsoon river.

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Times Now News reports that the case is from Sindgmari Ghat in Dighalbank block, where the region has been heavily flooded since the Kankai river overflowed. Shiv Kumar Singh, the groom and the baratis were homebound after visiting Palsa village on the other side of the water. Once the nuptials concluded, the entourage was to get home by boat.

While this did work for a while, after a short distance, the boat found itself stuck in the sand. “We had no other option but to travel from boat to dry place on the bank of the river. So I immediately decided to travel the distance carrying her on my shoulder,” explained the groom.

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“The bridge on Kankai river near Singhmari was proposed some 10 years back. The people of Kishanganj and adjoining districts are forced to use boats to cross the river. The state government is callous,” the groom’s relative Rahul Singh said.

“This incident is an example of the development of Bihar claimed by the government. Road connectivity to most of the villages’ adjoining rivers is cut off from the rest of the state. Hence, boats are the only option for us. Such a situation is arising in almost every place affected by the monsoon flood,” Rahul added.

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On many an occasion locals have had to take matters into their own hands to find a creative solution. A remote village in Arunachal Pradesh saw locals build a bridge entirely out of cane so their kids could get to school. Then a few years ago, Odisha’s Gangadhar Rout used his pension savings to build a bridge over Salandi river as it had been ‘under construction’ for 14 years.

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