A woman in India has ended up marrying a guest at her wedding after the groom developed cold feet and did a runner.
The bride to be, known only as Sindhu, was due to marry a man named Naveen. The ceremony was taking place on the same day as Naveen’s brother’s wedding so the families were holding them simultaneously.
The big day was set for Sunday 3 January and the day before Naveen and Sindhu participated in pre-wedding events such as posing for pictures and receiving greetings from guests.
When the wedding day approached, Naveen was nowhere to be found and local media reports suggest that he fled the wedding hall to be with his girlfriend.
According to the Bangalore Mirror, it turned out that Naveen’s girlfriend had threatened to spoil the wedding by drinking poison in front of the guests.
As the ceremony took place, Naveen’s brother, Ashok, went ahead with his marriage but then the families were left wondering what was going on.
When it transpired that Naveen wasn’t there, Sindhu’s family members decided that she would still be able to wed but they would just have to look among the guests.
A Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) conductor, who was present at the wedding, volunteered to marry Sindhu if both the families agreed.
They all met, finalised the wedding vows and Sindhu still managed to get hitched.