A bride collapsed and died at the beginning of her wedding in India — so the groom married her younger sister instead after the body was moved to another room, according to reports.
The bride — only identified as Surbhi — collapsed of a heart attack while exchanging traditional garlands with husband-to-be Mangesh Kumar at the start of their ceremony Thursday, according to News18, citing the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).
She was pronounced dead by a doctor who raced to the festivities in Samspura village in Uttar Pradesh, the report said.
“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 women’s brother, Saurabh, told IANS.
“The families discussed the matter and both agreed,” he said.
According to a report, the family of the bride soon had to hold last rites on what would have been Surbhi’s wedding day.Tahir