A man walked out on his bride on their wedding day simply because the family of the bride failed to serve mutton in the feast at Sukinda.
According to The New Indian Express, the 27-year-old groom, who was identified as Ramakant Patra, later married another woman of the area before returning home.
Patra is a resident of Rebanapalaspal in neighboring Keonjhar district. He reached Bandhagaon village in Sukinda block with baraatis in a procession to marry on Wednesday afternoon. When Patra reached the venue, the bride’s family welcomed him, and after necessary rituals, he was taken to the dining hall for lunch.
Before the main food was served, members of the wedding party requested for mutton curry. Unfortunately, mutton curry was not prepared. The baraatis entered into an argument with the bride’s family members and with those who were serving food.
The seemingly harmless situation quickly turned ugly and soon blew out of proportion. When Patra came to know that mutton had not been cooked for the wedding party, he called off the marriage taking everyone by surprise.
Despite repeated plea from the bride’s family members to try to persuade him to change his mind, all their efforts were futile as the groom left the place along with his kin.
Patra went to a relative’s house at Gandhapala village of Kuhika panchayat in Sukinda where they stayed for the rest of the day.
In an extraordinary turn of events, he later married another woman of Phulajhara in Tamka the same night before returning to Keonjhar. No complaint was made with the local police in this connection. Such high-handedness by grooms and their families used to be reported to the police in the 1980s.
In another extraordinary circumstance this week, a bride in Uttar Pradesh reportedly called off a wedding after discovering the groom had poor eyesight. The nuptials were apparently arranged by the families of the pair, which is common on the Asian continent.
According to a report, the bride and her family were suspicious when they noticed the groom was wearing glasses on the wedding day.
A test was arranged for him by asking him to read a newspaper without wearing his glasses and when it became clear he relied on them, the bride’s family called the wedding off.