In a strange incident reported from Gujarat, a bride reportedly died on her wedding day, with the family marrying off the deceased bride’s younger sister hours later! The strange turn-of-events was reported from Gujarat’s Bhavnagar and took place earlier this week on Wednesday. The deceased bride in the incident was identified as Hetal.
Tragedy struck a family in Bhavnagar city, Gujarat, when a bride passed away due to a heart attack during her wedding ceremony. The joyous occasion quickly turned into mourning as the family grappled with the sudden loss of their beloved daughter, Hetal, during the nuptial celebrations with Vishal Ranabhai.
According to reports, Hetal stepped out to the balcony to catch a breath of fresh air during the ceremony but suddenly collapsed, prompting frantic searches that led to her discovery lying unconscious on the terrace. Despite efforts to revive her, Hetal was declared dead by medical staff who cited a heart attack as the cause.
Despite the devastating turn of events, the bride’s family demonstrated an incredible act of resilience in the face of tragedy, by offering the groom the hand of Hetal’s younger sister in marriage. The wedding continued with the bride’s body kept in the hospital’s cold storage.
The head of the Maldhari Community in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, Laxmanbhai, expressed deep sorrow over the incident.
The Facts of the Matter
A joyous occasion turned into a heart-wrenching tragedy as a family’s wedding celebrations in Bhavnagar, Gujarat took a devastating turn. The bride-to-be, Hetal Rathod, was all set to tie the knot with Vishal Ranabhai, a resident of Nari village. However, fate had other plans in store.
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Bride Suffers Heart Attack on Wedding Day
As the wedding festivities were underway, Hetal suddenly felt unwell and stepped out onto the balcony to catch her breath. The next moment, she was found lying unconscious on the terrace. Frantic efforts were made to revive her, but alas, it was too late. The doctors declared that Hetal had suffered a heart attack, and her sudden demise left the entire family in a state of shock and disbelief.
Family Makes Unusual Accident
While the family was still grappling with the tragedy, they were faced with another dilemma. The groom’s family had arrived, and the wedding was scheduled to take place that very day. In the face of such adversity, the bride’s family made an unusual decision- they suggested that Vishal marry Hetal’s younger sister instead.
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Bride’s Body Kept in Cold Storage as Sister Takes her Place
As per tradition, the body of the deceased is usually kept at home until the last rites are performed. However, in this case, Hetal’s body was kept in the hospital’s cold storage. Her younger sister, who was supposed to be the bride’s maid of honor, instead stepped up to fill her sister’s shoes and become the groom’s bride.
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The Maldhari community leader in Bhavnagar, Laxmanbhai, described the incident as extremely tragic. Despite the family’s overwhelming grief, they chose to set an example of grace and kindness by not abandoning the groom and his family. The episode serves as a poignant reminder of life’s fragility and the power of love to overcome even the most heartbreaking of circumstances.
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