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Indian bride dumps groom after failing simple math test

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An Indian bride has called off her wedding after her groom-to-be failed to solve a simple math problem, according to police in Uttar Pradesh.

On their wedding day, the bride asked the groom to add 15 and 5 and he replied 17.

Reports say the groom’s family tried to convince the bride to return, but she refused saying the man was illiterate.

Local police said they mediated between the families, and both sides returned all the gifts given before the wedding.Indian bride dumped groom after failing simple math problem

Most marriages in India are arranged by the families, and it is common for a bride and groom to get married without spending time in each other’s company.

According to local reports, police official of Rasoolabad village where the incident happened said that local resident Mohar Singh had fixed his daughter Lovely’s wedding to a man called Ram Baran.

“But just before the marriage ceremony Lovely came to know that Ram Baran is illiterate and she refused to marry,” he said.

Mohar Singh told the Associated Press news agency that the “groom’s family had kept us in the dark about his poor education”.


“Even a first grader can answer this [the math test],” he said.

Last month, another bride in Uttar Pradesh married a guest at her wedding after her groom-to-be had a seizure and collapsed.

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