Madhya Pradesh: Man Marries Girlfriend & A Woman His Parents Chose At Same Time In Same Mandap


Guwahati: In a bizarre incident a man in Madhya Pradesh married the ‘girl of his dreams’ and a ‘woman of his parent’s choice’ at the same time  in the same ‘mandap’ in presence of villagers and family members with all the rituals and formalities.

According to  Mid-Day reports, Sandeep Uike, a resident of Madhya Pradesh’s Betul, solemnised the marriage with two women at a ceremony in Keria village under Ghodadongri block, about 40 km from Betul district headquarters on July 8. 

According to another report of TV9, Uike fell in love with the woman from Hoshangabad when he was studying in Bhopal. However, during their courtship, his family decided to marry him to a girl of their choice. This led to a dispute between the three families. So, in order to resolve the issue, a meeting was arranged with the Panchayat.

Eventually, they decided that if both women are ready to live together with Uike, then both of them should marry him. Surprisingly, the girls agreed to this bizarre arrangement. Mishrilal Parate, vice-president of Janpad Panchayat Ghodadongri and a witness to the marriage, said that the three families had no objection to the wedding.

This was the first time that a bridegroom took vows to spend his life with two wives. All the formalities of the marriage along with rituals were performed.

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, it is necessary to take permission from the administration to organise any kind of function. However, Ghodadongri Tehsildar Monika Vishwakarma said no such permission for marriage was sought nor was any given. She said she is sending an official to investigate the matter.