Anorak

Anorak | Groom’s 15-Year-Old Bride Turns Out To Be A Boy

Groom’s 15-Year-Old Bride Turns Out To Be A Boy

by | 17th, November 2014

PA-15717744

 

WELL, that his story and he’s sticking to it:

Balak Ram of Biharipur village, Uttar Pradesh, was a bachelor aged 37 and frequently taunted for it. His family had long been hunting for a bride for him. He was renowned for being a little ‘off his rocker’ and no woman agreed to marry him. In their search for a bride, his family sought the help of a man who led a ‘natak mandali’ (dance troupe), Hukkam Singh. Singh agreed to get Balak Ram a bride, at a fee of Rs 50,000 (£520, $810). He said he had found a “beautiful and homely young girl,” in Mathura. Balak Ram’s family travelled 160 km from Badaun to Mathura on November 2, and were pleased to be introduced to 29-year-old Raj Kumari, their daughter-in-law to be. Raj Kumari hailed from Japarpur village in Mathura.

The wedding was solemnized 48 hours after Ram’s family first met Raj Kumari…

Last Saturday night, though, a few village women saw, through a window in Balak Ram’s house, a young boy donning a saree. They realised that the new bride was not a woman. He was, in reality, 15-year-old Rajkumar…

Young bride too shy could turn out a boy!



Posted: 17th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink