Denied entry into the house amid the nationwide lockdown and with no other accommodation available, the bride and groom found themselves in a real pickle.
In today's edition of "Can this year get any stranger?" a man who went out to pick up groceries for his mother, returned home with a bride instead. Yup. That actually happened. The incident which occurred in Uttar Pradesh, India, left netizens in splits after the understandably shocked mother refused to accept her unanticipated daughter-in-law and sneaky son. Denied entry into the house amid the nationwide lockdown and with no other accommodation available, the bride and groom found themselves in a real pickle. So were the police when the mother lodged a complaint against her son for his secret marriage.
According to The New Indian Express, the district's Sahibabad Police on Wednesday had to briefly shift their focus from ensuring the enforcement of lockdown amid the pandemic when the teary-eyed mother came to them with her woes. "I had sent my son to do the grocery shopping today, but when he returned, he came back with his wife. I am not ready to accept this marriage," the distressed mother told officials. When asked to explain the bizarrely timed wedding, the 26-year-old groom, Guddu revealed that he and his bride, Savita, had actually tied the knot two months ago.
Ghaziabad: Mother denied entry to son who had gone out to purchase groceries&returned after marrying a woman in Sahibabad area. The man says, "We performed our marriage in a temple today & priest said that he would help us get marriage certificate once #lockdown is lifted." pic.twitter.com/9YqyKcoEaR— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 29, 2020
"I got married to Savita two months ago at an Arya Samaj Mandir in Haridwar," he told officials. Unfortunately, like everyone else whose plans for 2020 went down the drain due to the pandemic, Guddu and Savita found themselves in a sticky spot when they were unable to obtain a marriage certificate. "We could not get the marriage certificate at that time due to lack of witnesses. I had decided to visit Haridwar again for my marriage certificate but could not do so as the lockdown was imposed," the groom explained.
Mother sent son to buy grocery, he returned with a bride. Mom didn’t allow them to enter the house, took them to police station. Couple has no proof that they got married. The priest who got them married told them he can give a certificate only after the lockdown. 😀#UP ki batein pic.twitter.com/MPQG1MQaQY— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) April 29, 2020
Although the couple decided to accommodate Savita in a rented house in Delhi until they procure the marriage certificate, they had to put Plan B into action when the landlord unexpectedly asked her to vacate the rented accommodation amid the lockdown. "After returning from Haridwar, Savita stayed at a rented accommodation in Delhi. However, today I decided to bring her to my mother's house as she was told to leave the rented accommodation due to lockdown," said Guddu. A video of this unique family feud was posted on Twitter a couple of days ago in which the groom's mother can be seen sitting on a chair within the premises of the police station while her daughter-in-law stood a few feet away.
“Guddu's decision to bring his wife home was prompted by the lockdown. Savita, his wife, was apparently asked to vacate the rented accommodation in Delhi she was staying at due to the lockdown.” https://t.co/zwkwchHcRG— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) April 30, 2020
However, the groom's explanation did little to move his mother and let the happy couple enter her house. Ultimately, the Sahibabad Police came up with an alternate solution to the matter, asking Savita's house owner in Delhi to let the couple stay there during the lockdown period. Guddu and Savita aren't the only couple to make headlines in India during the lockdown. In a similar incident, a family-of-nine including a newlywed couple disguised as patients and used an ambulance to travel approximately 50 miles for the wedding. According to local media, the bride, groom, and their seven family members are now quarantined at their home. Meanwhile, yet another groom pedaled 100 kilometers on a bicycle to tie the knot on the previously decided date. This lockdown is really driving people insane, isn't it?