A 35-year-old man two women, who are cousins, at the same wedding ceremony in a village in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district on November 26.
According to India.com, the incident came to light after a video of the twin marriages went viral on social media. Dilip alias Deepu Parihar (35) was already married to 28-year-old Vinita and has three children with her. Vinita is sarpanch of Gudawali, which is about 30 kilometre from Bhind district headquarters.
A man from Gudavli of Madhya Pradesh Married Rachna Devi who is a Cousin of his 1st wife Vineeta Devi. Vineeta Devi is the Sarpanch of Gaudavli Village.Posted by News Today Channel on Sunday, December 8, 2019
Parihar's second wife, Rachna (22), is Vinitas cousin. In the viral video, Parihar is seen garlanding both the women. Parihar said he got married once again with Vinita, his wife of nine years, and also tied the knot with her cousin Rachna with the former's consent at the ceremony. He said Vinita has not been keeping well and wanted someone to take care of their children. I got married with Rachna with Vinitas consent. I had got married with Vinita about nine years back and we have three children, two girls and a boy.
“I got married to Rachna with Vinita’s consent. I got married to Vinita about nine years back and we have three children, two girls, and a boy. Vinita is unwell and wanted me to marry again so that someone can look after our three children,” Parihar told India.com.
In the viral video, Parihar is seen exchanging garlands with both the women. Bigamy is an offence under the Hindu Marriage Act. However, Bhinds Superintendent of Police Rudolf Alvares said no complaint has been received so far in this case.