The girl, who refused to marry a man who failed to count beyond nine and answer mathematical questions on Tuesday last in Mainpuri district, got married to a high school pass bridegroom.
Khushboo, a resident of village Guliarpur under Kisni police station of Mainpuri district, had set an example by refusing to marry ‘illiterate’ and ‘mentally unfit’ bridegroom. According to the family members, the girl had studied till class 8 and wanted to become a teacher.
On Friday night, Khusboo married a 21-year-old high school graduate, Amit who is a farmer in village Kejri Dibiapur of Oriyya district.
The entire village gathered to welcome the marriage party and celebrated the ceremony with much fanfare before giving a tearful farewell to the ‘proud daughter’ as she left for her new journey.
Earlier, Khusboo’s father Srikrishna Babu Saxena, had fixed her marriage with Omveer, son of Rajendra Singh, resident of village Saraia, Oriya district.
When the marriage proceedings began, one of the bride’s friends told her that the groom was unable to recite wedding mantras properly.
It was then that Khushboo decided to ask Omveer a few mathematical questions. When her parents tried to stop her, she told them she couldn’t get married to an illiterate person.
After asking several questions, Khushboo came to the conclusion that ‘he was mentally unfit’ and had called off the wedding.