Girl marries dog to ward off evil

21:38, Feb 17 2009

A young girl has been married to a stray dog to ward off an evil spirit in India's eastern Jharkhand.

The locals at Munda Dhanda village performed the ceremony as they believe it will overcome any curse that might fall on the family.

Interestingly, the girl is free to get married later in life to a man without even seeking a divorce.

Superstitions are widespread in India, especially in rural areas where literacy is scarce.

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Reuters