Unapologetic Indian bride dumps groom on wedding day for failing maths test

It was gathered that the bridegroom's family tried to convince the bride to return, but she refused saying the man was illiterate.

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According to police in Uttar Pradesh, an Indian bride walked out of her wedding after her groom-to-be failed to solve a simple maths problem.

The bride was said to have asked the groom to add 15 and six. When he replied 17, she called of the marriage.

It was gathered that the bridegroom's family tried to convince the bride to return, but she refused saying the man was illiterate.

Local police said they mediated between the families, and both sides returned all the gifts given before the wedding.

Most Indian marriages are arranged by the families, and it is common for a bride and groom to get married without getting to know each other.

Speaking to BBC Hindi, a police official at Rasoolabad village where the incident happened said local resident, Mohar Singh, had fixed his daughter Lovely's wedding to a man named Ram Baran.

"But just before the marriage ceremony Lovely came to know that Ram Baran is illiterate and she refused to marry," he said.

Mohar Singh told the Associated Press news agency that the "groom's family had kept us in the dark about his poor education".

"Even a first grader can answer this [the maths test]," he said.

This is not the first time an Indian bride will call off her wedding in that region.

Last month, another bride in Uttar Pradesh married a guest at her wedding after her groom-to-be had a seizure and collapsed.

According to reports, the groom was epileptic and he had kept the information from the bride and her family.

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