PATNA, India (Reuters) - Villagers at a wedding in eastern India decided the groom had arrived too drunk to get married, and so the bride married the groom's more sober brother instead, police said 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 state's Arwal district.
This whole deal smacks of set-up. First of all, the groom had to have been pretty apprehensive about the wedding to get that intoxicated the day of the event. Or maybe he was playing up his drunkenness to get out it. Or maybe his wasted state was over-reported because the family was looking for an excuse to get rid of him. Our theory is that there was a love triangle between bride, groom, and brother. The bride’s family had already paid the dowry, so the groom’s family couldn’t give it back. And the groom couldn’t just run away—so, the three of them concocted a scheme to put the brother in the right place at the right time, while the groom acted out his “compromised” role. We just wish there was a YouTube video to document the whole thing. It would have been better then Bollywood.