February 5, 2004

More Bad News for the Institution of Marriage

Man dies after marrying dog for luck

A Nepalese man has died three days after marrying a dog in the hope it would bring him good luck.

Phulram Chaudhary died after he had tied the knot with the dog, reports daily Gorkhapatra.

The 75-year-old, from Durgauli in Kailali district, was reportedly followed a practice prevalant in the Tharu community which believes that an old man who regrows teeth must take a dog as a bride

The wedding was attended by the man's son and other relatives

The paper said: "He thought the marriage would avert a great misfortune at a later stage of life but he died within a few days."
-- Ananova

The sexual orientation of the dog was withheld by the Supreme Court of Nepal pending suttee.

Posted by Vanderleun at February 5, 2004 3:47 AM | TrackBack
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