Groom double the age of bride sent back unwed

Bulandshahr Uttar Pradesh): A marriage party was forced to return without the bride after residents of a village here learnt the groom was twice the girl`s age, police said today. The incident took place on Monday at Chansi village.

“Everything was in place…The marriage party had come from Sulaila village. However, when the villagers saw the groom they learnt that he was 50-years-old, while the girl was only 22,” SP (Rural) MP Singh said. “Seeing such a huge age gap, the villagers collectively decided against the wedding and sent back the marriage party after the feast,” he said.

The groom`s side raised objections but left after the villagers threatened to send them to jail, he said.