Indian Bride
A bride holds flowers with her hands decorated with henna paste during her wedding ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad (representational image) Image Credit: REUTERS REUTERS

An angry bride in India married a guest at her wedding after the original groom fell ill during the nuptials.

Jugal Kishore, the 25-year-old groom from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh and 23-year-old Indira were about to perform the ritual exchange of garlands at their wedding ceremony when the groom suffered an epileptic fit, the Times of India reported.

Kishore fell to the ground and was soon rushed to a nearby hospital.

The unexpected event enraged the bride who felt cheated that the groom and his family had concealed Kishore's health issues from her, and prompted her to dump him on the spot.

She declared she would marry any person among the guests, who was willing to accept her as his wife.

A man from the gathering quickly obliged and the couple exchanged garlands and completed the rituals necessary to officially become husband and wife.

However, the high voltage wedding drama did not end there.

The groom who had fallen ill came back from hospital only to find his would-be-wife had become another man's better half.

He tried convincing the young woman to marry him, even pleading he would not be able to face friends or family if she refused.

The situation soon escalated into a major fight between the two parties, which could only be resolved after the intervention of the police and elders.

"Both families have amicably resolved the matter," the local police head RP Solanki told the Times of India.

"The complaints have been withdrawn. Kishore and his family have now returned in peace to Moradabad."