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Horrible Death of a Bridegroom.

(Civil and Military Gazette.)

A few days ago a horrible death occurred to a Hindoo bridegroom through the observance of a stupid ceremony which still prevails among some sections of the Hindoos. At the conclusion of the marriage ceremonies, the bride and bridegroom are locked in a room, the door of which is fastened on the outside, a Brahmin sitting on the outside, praying. The bride implores to be let out, but is persuaded to remain where she is. Such is the ceremony ; but, unfortunately, in the case of which we are speaking, the bridegroom’s clothes Had caught fire as he was burning some incense, and when his poor young wife entreated to be let. out, those outside imagined that she"’was merely shouting in accordance with the usual custom; when the door was opened, however, the bridegroom was found dead.

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Horrible Death of a Bridegroom., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 370, 14 June 1881

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Horrible Death of a Bridegroom. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 370, 14 June 1881

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