What would you do if your groom or bride suddenly collapses [because of a medical condition] during your wedding?

For most people, they would gladly stop the wedding proceedings to allow the sick bride/groom to recover. In cases wherein that person has a terminal ailment, the officiating minister might skip to the very end of the ceremony so the couple becomes man and wife before something terrible happens.

For 23-year-old Indira, however, her groom’s medical condition came as a shock. The two had gone through most parts of the ceremony and were about to exchange garlands when the excited groom, 25-year-old Jugal Kishore, suffered epileptic seizures.

This story happened in India during a traditional wedding ceremony. Angry for not being informed about her groom’s medical condition, Indira chose a new groom from among the guests.


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The angry bride soon picked Harpal Singh, her sister’s brother-in-law, instead. Singh was shocked by the choice but quickly regained his composure to marry Indira; though he was just wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

Kishore, who was taken to the hospital, recovered and quickly came back to the venue to continue with the wedding but was furious to learn it continued without him. No matter how hard he pleaded for Indira to change her mind, she refused to budge. He told her he wouldn’t be able to face his friends after such a rejection but the bride liked her new groom better.

Angered by this utter humiliation, Kishore and his family disrupted the scene. They hit the wedding guests with whatever they could get their hands on. This caused a free-for-all that needed the police to break up. Despite the chaos and the show of force, Indira stood firm. She simply does not want to get married to Kishore.

The amicably matter was later settled at the police station. Kishore and his relatives returned in peace to their own homes while Indira and Singh enjoyed their newly married life.