Indian bride calls off wedding as groom fails maths test

An Indian bride walks out of her arranged wedding after the groom fails to solve a simple mathematics problem in northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (MARCH 15, 2015) (ANI) – An Indian bride called off her wedding after her husband-to-be failed to solve a simple mathematics problem in northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

The bride-to-be, Lovely, became suspicious of the groom’s educational qualifications after meeting for the first time. She asked him to add 15 to 6. When he replied 17, she refused to go ahead with the wedding ceremony.

The girl’s family said the groom, Ram Baran, had misled them about his education.

“They had showed me someone else’s photo but another person turned up. The boy neither earns, nor could he solve a simple maths question. I refused to marry him,”

said Lovely on Sunday (March 15).

The incident took place in a village in northern Kanpur city on March 9.

One of the bride’s friends said she had done well at school.

“She is good at her studies. She wished to get married to an educated boy,” said Rekha.

The groom’s family reportedly tried to convince the bride to return. However, the girl walked out of the ceremony.

Later the gifts exchanged between the two sides were returned.

In India marriages are mostly arranged by families and distant relatives. It is not unusual for the bride and groom to marry without knowing each other well.