A bride has on Monday, May 16, gotten married to a wedding guest after her groom suddenly disappeared from the ceremony in India.
According to reports, the incident took place in the town of Maharajpur, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
It was gathered that the couple had just completed their jaimala, or exchange of garlands, when the groom went missing.
At the time, their families were getting ready for the main ceremony.
After a search, the bride’s family concluded that the groom did not just disappear but intentionally fled the scene.
After several debates, the bride then tied the knot with a wedding guest, who is a member of the marriage party from the groom’s side whose family also agreed to marry him off to the woman.
After the ceremony, the bride’s family reportedly lodged a complaint against the groom and his family.
Confirming the news in a statement, an official wrote;
“We have received a complaint in this regard from both the bride and groom sides. While the bride’s side has sought suitable action against the groom and his family members, the groom’s father, Dharampal, in his complaint, has sought police help to trace his missing son. Investigations are continuing in this regard.”