Man marries bitch to beat curseAn Indian man has married a female dog, believing the
union will help him atone for stoning two other dogs to death.
P Selvakumar, 33, said he had been cursed since the killings,
suffering paralysis and a loss of hearing.
The wedding took place at a Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu state.
The "bride" wore an orange sari with a flower garland and was
fed a bun to celebrate.
Superstitious people in rural India sometimes organise weddings to
animals in the hope of warding off curses.'Tried every cure'
Crowds cheered the newly-weds at the end of the ceremony in
Sivaganga district, about 50km (30 miles) east of the city of
The "bride", who is called Selvi, was led to the temple in Manamudurai
wearing a sari before vows were exchanged in a traditional Hindu ceremony.
A relative of the groom who attended the wedding said he hoped
Mr Selvakumar would now be cured.
"Fifteen years back Selvakumar was physically fit. But, once he attacked
a pair of dogs and thereafter Kumar could not move his limbs freely,"
the relative, Ramu, told the BBC.
"He tried every cure for his ailment but could not be rid of his disability.
"On the advice of an astrologer and others, he decided to marry a bitch
to get cured. Then we arranged Selvakumar's marriage with a bitch."
Selvi the dog is said to have been given a bun to celebrate after the vows. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7093422.stm