In a heartbreaking incident, a woman died while performing her wedding ceremonies in Subhashnagar, Gujarat’s Bhavnagar. As per sources, the young bride died because of a heart attack. Not just the death but also what happened next left the whole internet heartbroken. Here’s what happened.
The bride died while performing wedding ceremonies in Gujarat
Recently, the details of a heartbreaking incident surfaced online that left many shocked. As per sources, the incident happened when a groom, named Vishal, was about to get married to Hetal in front of Bhavnagar’s Bhagwaneshwar Mahadev Temple.
But, suddenly, in the middle of the celebration and ceremonies, Hetal reportedly fainted. Though she was taken to a nearby hospital, it was too late. The doctors told the family that Hetal had passed away due to a heart attack.
In this moment of grief, it was heartbreaking how some relatives came up with the weirdest idea to keep the wedding festivities on.
‘Bride’s sister should marry the groom’: Relatives
As per the reports, some relatives suggested that in place of Hetal, her younger sister should marry Vishal. It’s heart-wrenching how the family decided to wed their younger daughter to the groom and carry on the wedding ceremonies.
As per sources, Hetal’s body was kept in cold storage till the ceremonies were completed. Even Laxmanbhai Rathore, a councilman for the city of Bhavnagar and the head of the Maldhari Samaj, called the incident heartbreaking. He shared how the grieving family was persuaded by the members of society to not abandon the bridegroom and his family without a bride.
Angry internet reacts and calls the incident inappropriate
While sharing the news, a Twitter user wrote, “In other news – bride dies of heart attack – relatives convince mourning family to not send the groom ‘empty handed’, marry off the dead girl’s sister to the groom. That’s how disposable and replaceable girls are in Indian society,”
In other news – bride dies of heart attack – relatives convince mourning family to not send the groom ‘empty handed’, marry off the dead girl’s sister to the groom.— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) February 25, 2023
That’s how disposable and replaceable girls are in Indian society. https://t.co/Z8ODGD9SYj
Many people came forward to respond to this heartbreaking incident. While many felt that the family decision was inappropriate, there were few who felt that the family might have been under financial duress.
Here’s what the internet had to say:
Arranged marriages are rarely about choice but a transaction. They are trading assets.— QuantMonkey (@banker_boy2) February 26, 2023
This is terrible. Anyone would be able to tell the sister has no agency in this situation.— Kris Bush, MBA (@iAmHisChosen) February 27, 2023
Even if the younger sister was “willing”, was it the right time to have a wedding? Seriously is the groom going empty handed more important?— Sharjeel Ahmed (@sharjeel_techy) February 26, 2023
To assume that the younger sister was ‘willing’ to marry is wrong. What agency could she have had in such a situation one wonders… macabre.— Sangita (@Sanginamby) February 26, 2023
Wait, empty handed? It sounds like the groom was there to buy something, not marry a human being 🤦🏻♂️— Lakshmi Narayanan G (@_glnarayanan) February 26, 2023
“Sorry sir, we can’t serve you palak paneer, but you can order kadhai paneer from our menu”. Shouldn’t be the focus on mourning for the deceased girl than worrying about the groom or women are just plain replaceable?— Sunita ସୁନିତା ಸುನೀತಾ सुनीता 🇮🇳 (@sunita1712) February 26, 2023
If the groom had died and his brother married the bride, would the man be considered “disposable”? Or it would still be “women’s oppression”?
And no one asked whether the groom had a choice to not marry the sister here?
Because robots can’t think.https://t.co/u6R3byFK5h— Sankrant Sanu सानु संक्रान्त ਸੰਕ੍ਰਾਂਤ ਸਾਨੁ (@sankrant) February 26, 2023
Families cannot afford to let their wedding investment go in vain. Behind all that love and sanskaar is a very practical and businesslike family model.— vinita_nigam (@vinita_nigam) February 26, 2023
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