Ramakanta Biswas

In a bizarre incident, two sisters reportedly IT professionals from Mumbai, tied the nuptial knot with the same man in Solapur district of Maharashtra.

The videos of the wedding ceremony that took place on December 2 (Friday) in Malshiras tehsil have gone viral on social media, inviting mixed reactions.  

As per sources, the twin sisters- Pinky Padgaonkar and Rinky Padgaonkar- are IT engineers by profession and work in Mumbai. The groom, identified as Atul Uttam Autade, is reportedly a taxi driver. 

In the wedding ceremony video, the two sisters were seen struggling to put garland around the neck of the bridegroom as he was lifted by friends and relatives. After several attempts, the twins successfully put the garlands. 

The video of the wedding was shared on Twitter by one user named Rishabh (Professor). While some users wondered about the strange decision taken by the two siblings in choosing life partner, some others raised questions on the validity of the marriage. 

“Polygamy is not allowed in Hindu Marriage act. How did they register this?” wondered a tweep. 
“Apne ko toh bas ek mil jaye wahi bahut hai,” wrote another user.

Meanwhile, the bizarre marriage has landed the groom in trouble as a case was registered against him under Section 494 of IPC (Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife). 

“A non-cognizable offences case under IPC section 494 was registered against one Atul Awtade for marrying twin sisters together on December 2. The wedding took place in Akluj town,” SP Solapur Shirish Sardeshpande told news agency ANI.