Groom Calls Off Wedding, Marries Another Bride the Same Day

A man in India reportedly called off his wedding shortly before the ceremony was due to take place because the bride’s family hadn’t prepared a dish he wanted.

To add insult to injury, the groom married another woman later that very day, the New Indian Express reported.

According to the newspaper, 27-year-old Ramakant Patra had arrived with a traditional wedding procession to marry a woman in Sukinda, a town in the Jajpur district of Odisha, on Wednesday.

When he and his family arrived, they were welcomed by the bride’s relatives and taken to have lunch before the wedding ceremony.

The groom’s wedding party had demanded mutton curry be part of the wedding feast, the newspaper reported.

So when the dish was not prepared, an argument broke out and soon escalated. Patra then called off the wedding and could not be convinced to change his mind.

He and his family went to a relative’s home in Sukinda, where they stayed the rest of the day.

That night, he married another woman before returning home to Rebanapalaspal in the neighboring Keonjhar district.

Newlywed bride and groom accompanied by a few family members in a wedding procession during Covid-19 restrictions, at Laxmi Nagar on May 22, 2021 in New Delhi, India.
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The incident isn’t the first time a wedding has been called off in India at the last minute.

Also this week, a bride in the state of Uttar Pradesh reportedly refused to go through with a wedding after discovering the groom had poor eyesight.

The nuptials were apparently arranged by the families of the pair, which is common on the Indian subcontinent.

According to a report, the bride and her family became suspicious when they noticed the groom, named Shivam, was wearing glasses on the day of the wedding.

They decided to test him by asking him to read a newspaper without wearing his glasses and when it became clear he relied on them, the bride’s family called the wedding off.

Earlier this month, another woman in Uttar Pradesh called off her wedding after the groom and his friends arrived drunk at the wedding venue.

The bride and the family reportedly initially ignored their inebriated state, but when the man tried to force the bride to dance with him on stage prior to exchanging vows, she refused.

He reportedly then caused a scene, prompting the bride to walk out and call the wedding off.

And earlier this month, a groom was so keen to get married that he didn’t let his bride collapsing and dying at the altar stop him from getting hitched. Later that day, he asked her parents if he could wed her younger sister—and they agreed.