Posted On: January 25, 2008
Quite The Day For Younger Brother
Villagers at a wedding in eastern India decided the groom had arrived too drunk to get married, and so the bride married the groom’s more sober brother instead, police said.
“The groom was drunk and had reportedly misbehaved with guests when the bride’s family and local villagers chased him away,” Madho Singh, a senior police officer, told Reuters.
The younger brother readily agreed to take the groom’s place beside the teenage bride at her family’s invitation, witnesses said.
“The groom apologized for his behavior, but has been crying that word will spread and he will never get a bride again,” Singh said by phone.