An Indian bride has reportedly married a guest at her wedding after her fiancé had a seizure and collapsed.
Reports said the groom, Jugal Kishore, was epileptic and he had kept the information from the bride, 23-year-old Indira, and her family.
While Jugal Kishore was taken to hospital, the angry bride decided to switch husbands.
She asked her sister’s brother-in-law, Harpal Singh, who was a guest at the wedding, to step in and marry her instead. Casually dressed in jeans and a leather jacket, he accepted, The Times of India reported.
The incident took place in Rampur town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
According to a report in The Times of India, Jugal Kishore, 25, fell to the ground in front of the wedding guests just as he was reaching out to garland Indira.
On his return from the hospital, Jugal Kishore pleaded with Indira to change her mind, telling her that he would be ridiculed by friends and relatives if he went home without a bride, but she refused.
When diplomacy failed, the family allegedly resorted to violence and entered into a brawl involving plates and cutlery.
Jugal Kishore’s family later filed a complaint at the local Milak police station but withdrew it after older relatives intervened.