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Groom from Jharkhand gets married to two brides
Although India is a vast country where millions of marriages are solemnized each day, Sukhmati and Rajesh Devgam's marriage is a striking example of breaking the conventional norms established by society, something which is rarely heard.

What makes their wedding dissimilar to others is that one groom tied the knot with two brides instead of one. What's more, all three of them got married happily with the consent of their family members.

Love is a powerful emotion which can drive a person to any extent. Smitten by love, Sukhmati convinced her boyfriend's (Devgam) father to get him married to her and another of his girlfriend Rita in the same 'mandap'.

All three of them who entered the nuptial belong to Jharkhand's tribal dominated west Singhbhum district. Devgam first met Sukhmati at her handia (beer) shop and it was love at first sight.

Later, during a visit to the village where his sister was married, Devgam met Rita and fell in love yet again. When the young man was asked to choose between Sukhmati and Rita, he chose Sukhmati. However, this broke Rita's heart who pressurized Devgam into marrying her instead.

Sukhmati, who had deep love for Devgam decided to share him with another woman, and asked Devgam to marry both her and Rita. She even met Devgam's father, a retired police constable and convinced him into accepting the proposal. After some hesitation, the families agreed.

Although India's sex ratio is 940 women per thousand men, in west Singhbhum the female population outnumbers the male population with 1004 females per thousand males.

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