Mrunal Manmay Dash

Unprecedented scenes unfolded and an equally awkward situation arose when a groom fled from the marriage 'mandap' after seeing his bride during varmala (Garlanding Ritual).

The incident was reported from Sherpur-Chatwara village under Mahua police limits in Bihar’s Vaishali district. The groom hailed from Rasulpur village, just 5 kms away from Sherpur.

As per a report in Live Hindustan, the groom arrived with the baraat and sat on the marriage mandap. But when he saw his bride’s face during garlanding ritual, his face fell down and he fled the scene.

Following the fleeing of the groom, a chaos ensued in the marriage mandap. Fuming family members of the bride detained all the Baaratis the whole night. Interestingly, the baaratis and groom’s family could only be freed after the cousin of the groom married the same bride on the same mandap.

As it turned out, many local leaders and politicians had to intervene and pacify the bride’s family and villagers to reach to a mutual understanding. The villagers eventually gave in but not before marrying the bride off to the groom’s cousin.

Though a few claimed that the boy fled the wedding stage as he didn't like the bride, the actual reason behind the groom's unexpected move during the wedding is yet to be ascertained.