Twin sisters from Mumbai, India, married the same man in a wedding ceremony held in Maharashtra’s Solapur district, police said Sunday.
Videos of the nuptials, which took place in Malshiras tehsil Friday, went viral on social media, The Times of India reported.
According to a complaint obtained by the outlet, a non-cognizable (NC) offense under section 494 (marrying again during the lifetime of a husband or wife) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the groom at Akluj police station, an official said.
“Whoever, having a husband or wife living, marries in any case in which such marriage is void by reason of its taking place during the life of such husband or wife, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine,” section 494 states, according to the Indian Kanoon.
Based on the complaint, the man married the 36-year-old twin sisters, who are information technology (IT) professionals.
The families of the brides and the groom had agreed to the marriage, the Times of India reported.
The women reportedly lived with their mother after their father passed away a few days ago.
No other information has been disclosed as of this writing.
Meanwhile, three women from Madhya Pradesh’s Satna who are married to the same man observed Karwa Chauth together last month, Patiala Politics previously reported.
Karwa Chauth is a festival celebrated every Nov. 1 by Hindu women of Northern and Western India. Married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.
Krishna, from Kashiram Colony in Chitrakoot’s Lodhwara, got married to three sisters Shoba, Reena and Pinki 12 years ago. They have been living together since, according to the outlet. All the sisters have two children each.
Back in March, a man named Luwizo in Congo went viral on social media after marrying three sisters on the same day, according to the Nigerian newspaper Premium Times.
The 32-year-old groom, a resident of Karen, in South Kivu, married three identical triplets named Natalie, Nadege and Natasha.
“I fell in love with a girl called Natalie,” Luwizo said. “We met on social media. She was wonderful. I couldn’t resist her beauty, and after some time, we decided to meet. It wasn’t that easy because I was on a working trip.”
After he met Natalie, she introduced him to her sisters, Nadege and Natasha, and they also fell in love with Luwizo.
“As Luwizo came by, we passed him on to one another, but he wasn’t able to differentiate us. So we all ended up falling in love with him. At first, it was a puzzle, but nothing else could stop us because he was already in love with us,” the sisters said.