Bihar groom too drunk to wed, brother steps in
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Bihar groom too drunk to wed, brother steps in

Since the groom was too drunk to get married, villagers in Bihar decided to get the bride married to the groom's younger brother.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2007 16:20 IST

Villagers at a wedding in Bihar decided the groom had arrived too drunk to get married, and so the bride married the groom's more sober brother instead, police said on Monday.

"The groom was drunk and had reportedly misbehaved with guests when the bride's family and local villagers chased him away," Madho Singh, a senior police officer told Reuters after Sunday's marriage in a village in Bihar's Arwal district.

The younger brother readily agreed to take the groom's place beside the teenage bride at her family's invitation, witnesses said.

"The groom apologised for his behaviour, but has been crying that word will spread and he will never get a bride again," Singh said by phone.

First Published: Apr 30, 2007 15:23 IST