KANPUR: A bride collapsed just before her wedding rituals and died in Samaspura village of the Etawah district on Thursday.
The groom then married to her sister of the dead bride while body of the bride was in another room. The last rites of the bride were performed after the marriage.
According to reports, the marriage of Mangesh Kumar of Nawli village of Etawah was scheduled with Surbhi of Samaspur village on Thursday. The groom, with his family members, reached the brides house and the wedding rituals began on Thursday night. After the jaimala preparations were being made for wedding rituals when suddenly the bride complained of uneasiness and collapsed.
Her family members rushed her to a medical facility where doctors declared her brought dead on arrival, the bride died of heart attack.
The story, however, took a dramatic turn when the girls would-be husband asked her parents to solemnise his marriage with their younger daughter then and there, to which the family agreed.
The marriage was solemnised with Nishas younger sister of Surabhi as her dead body was lying in another room of the house.
Peeved over the death of his sister, Surabhis brother Saurabh said, It was a bizarre situation as the wedding of my younger sister was being solemnized while the body of my dead sister was lying in another room.
“A daughter was lying dead in one room and another daughter’s wedding was being solemnized in another room. We have never felt such disparate emotions. The pain of hER death and the happiness of the wedding have not yet been fully assimilated. «AJAB SINGH. UNCLE OF SURBHI