Kottayam: It was truly a wedding with a difference. A girl married off by her ex-boyfriend's father.
The unique story began six years ago when the teenage son of the man fell in love with his Plus-Two classmate. Both of them eloped but were caught by the police and presented in court. However, the girl's parents refused to take her home and the boy's father offered to take her responsibility. The Thirunakkara native said he will take care her of till she turned 18 and would then get them married. He took her home and let her continue her studies.
However, the son did not show the same commitment and later became romantically involved with someone else. The father on coming to know of this, took him along to his workplace in the Gulf. The youth still did not relent. When he came home on leave, he married the other girl.
But the father was not impressed. He rejected his son and gave his assets to his 'adopted' daughter.
He then went ahead and conducted her marriage with a Karunagappally native. Photos of the wedding held at the Thirunakkara Sree Mahadevar Temple on Sunday have gone viral.
Social media are applauding the father for taking such a step even when a sensational honour killing case is on trial in the same district.
The man has an eight-year-old daughter too.