Uttar Pradesh: Bride dies during wedding rituals, groom marries her sister

01:22 PM May 29, 2021 | Team Udayavani |

Kanpur: A groom in Uttar Pradesh was married off to the sister of the bride after the latter collapsed and died in Samaspura village of the Etawah district.


The bride named Surabhi fell unconscious soon after exchanging garlands and other ceremonies following which the family members called in a doctor.

The doctor declared her dead stating that she suffered a major cardiac arrest.

“We did not know what to do in the situation. Both the families sat together and someone suggested that my younger sister Nisha should be married to the groom. The families discussed the matter and both agreed, Surabhi`s brother Saurabh was quoted speaking to ANI.

The body of Surabhi was kept in one room, while the marriage of the groom with Nisha was held and after the ‘baraat’ left, Surabhi’s last rites were conducted.


“It was a tough call for our family. One daughter lay dead in one room and the wedding of another daughter was being solemnized in the other room. We have never witnessed such mixed emotions. The grief over her death and the happiness of the wedding has yet to sink in,” Surabhi`s uncle Ajab Singh told the news agency.


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