AfroP Posted February 18, 2009 Share Posted February 18, 2009 http://news.uk.msn.com/odd-news/Article.aspx?cp-documentID=14321257 Members of an eastern Indian tribe have married off a toddler to a female dog in a bid to prevent his predicted death in a tiger attack. Parents of the groom, 18-month-old Sangula Munda, were advised to arrange the marriage when they noticed a tooth growing from their infant son's upper gum. Community elders in Orissa state’s Jaipur district believed the tooth was a bad omen suggesting that the toddler was destined to be killed in a tiger attack. According to tribal tradition, his grisly fate could be prevented by marrying a dog. Life’s a bitch, then you marry one The weird wedding was conducted at a Hindu temple with all the rituals associated with a traditional marriage ceremony. The canine bride, who sported two silver rings and a silver chain, was even given a dowry. According to the boy's father Sanrumula Munda, Sangula will still be able to marry properly when older. Superstition is still a potent force in tribal and remote communities of India. wtf!?!?!?!?! Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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