Bride in India weds guest after groom vanishes
A BRIDE ended up marrying a guest at her wedding last week after the groom went missing, The Times of India reported.
Ms Ponradha Palpandi, 23, was betrothed to Mr Sithiraivelu Jayaraman, 35. They were both from the Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu.
The wedding preparations were in their final stages in the bride's hometown, when the groom went missing the evening before. Mr Sithiraivelu had apparently walked out of the bride's home after an argument with her family.
The bride's family panicked when he failed to return. But Mr Sivakumar, a relative of the bride who had arrived to take part in the wedding, agreed to marry Ms Ponradha after his relatives persuaded him to do so.