The current lockdown due to the coronavirus has made a significant toll on the mental health of people across the world. People have been doing some strange activities. Some are doing this out of boredom while others due to pure desperation.
Within this context, a weird incident occurred in India. During this lockdown in India, a mother in Ghaziabad sent her son to get groceries for home. Instead, the son came home with a bride.
According to a report by an Indian news channel, the mother was shocked to learn that her son Guddu married secretly. She denied him entry into the house when he brought his newly-wed bride home. The mother then went to the police and complained about her son. This weird incident happened in Sahibabad, an area in Ghaziabad District of Uttar Pradesh.
‘I am not ready to accept this marriage’
Talking to an Indian news channel, the mother said, “I had sent my son to do the grocery shopping today. However, when he returned, he came back with his wife. I am not ready to accept this marriage.”
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
Guddu decided to bring his wife home. The decision was directly prompted by the lockdown. Savita, his wife, had been asked to empty her in Delhi in which she was staying during the lockdown.
He said, “Today, I decided to bring her to my mother’s house as she was told to leave the rented accommodation due to lockdown.”
The wedding took place at an Arya Samaj Mandir in Hardwar two months ago, and the newlyweds are hopeful of getting a marriage certificate once the lockdown is lifted.
Guddu, 26, further added, “We could not get the marriage certificate at that time due to lack of witnesses. I had decided to visit Haridwar again but could not due to the lockdown.”
The Sahibabad police tried to give a solution to this issue. The police asked Savita’s house owner in Delhi to let the couple stay there during the lockdown period.
India observes a strict lockdown
In March, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a total lockdown in India to combat the deadly coronavirus. The crucial step has been taken by the government for preventing the spread of Covid-19 across the country. The lockdown was further extended till May 3.
The Indian government also issued a notification. It stated that all essential services would remain open. Moreover, all medicines and essential commodities would be available. As of April 30, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has now increased to 33,050. The total number of recovered cases stands at 8,325 while a total of 1,074 deaths.
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