A teenager married a DOG during a lavish Indian wedding in front of at least 70 guests.
Unhappy Mangli Munda, 18, from a remote part of eastern India, was told by village elders that marrying the confused canine would ward off an evil spell.
A local guru told her parents the teenager possessed ill-luck and that marrying a man would bring destruction to the family and her community.
The baffled dog, Sheru, was brought to the wedding in a chauffeur driven car and welcomed by revellers.Mangli, who has not been to school, said she was not happy to wed a dog, but insisted that it will help change her fortunes.
The hesitant bride said: “I am marrying a dog because the village elders believe that my evil spell will be passed on to the dog.
“After that is done, the man I will marry will have a long life.”
Mangli’s father Sri Amnmunda agreed and even found a stray dog named Sheru as a match for his daughter.
He said: “The village elders told us that we should organise the wedding as soon as we can. We had to make sure that the evil spell is destroyed.
“And marrying a dog is the only way to get rid of the bad luck.”