Wednesday, March 01, 2006

strange news

OK, How weird is this? This is an article from the "Daily Record UK."
I know people have some strange beliefs, but I think this poor little girl may have some issues after this incident.......

23 February 2006
GIRL WEDS STRAY DOG

A girl was forced to marry a dog because her superstitious family thought her teeth had brought them bad luck.

Seven-year-old Shivam Munda was told to wed the stray after her upper teeth arrived before her lower teeth.

Her father Kundan, a coal miner, said it was a bad omen and had brought an "evil eye" on her and her family.

He added that by marrying the dog, she would remove the eye's spell and be free to marry a man later.

The Santhal tribal marriage ceremony was part of three days of traditional festivities in Dhanbad, a town in Bihar, eastern India.

9 comments:

s-hooks said...

Poor kid. Thank God they didn't mention anything about consummating the marriage. Have mercy!!

allison said...

yeah, you know I was thinking that too, but I decided to avoid it...I don't wanna know!!!

Andrea said...

Ok this kid will be messed up her whole life.

I can hear it now....she's older....in a serious relationship - the boyfriend asks, have you ever been married before and she says...oh yeah, just once, when I was a kid I married my dog.

boneman said...

OK, leave it up to Berry to find some good in the thing....

hmmm......

(I'm thinking....)

boneman said...

still thinking.....

boneman said...

I got it!
In that part of the world, she can eat her husband when he dies....

Does that count as "something good" ?

allison said...

Boneman...sounds better than anything I can come up with!!!

Rosie said...

I have an Indian friend I work with and she said "oh yeah that happens all the time" she said that like "oh yeah no big deal" I guess to her we have weird customs 2.

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