A spurned Indian suitor blew himself up at the wedding of the woman who rejected him, killing himself and injuring the groom and four other people, police said on Saturday.
Police said the electrician blew himself up by pressing a switch in his shoe when the bride and groom were taking their vows in the Hindu ceremony.
”The lover, identified as Netrapal Singh, tied a bomb to his waist and when the marriage of the girl he loved was under way, he detonated it,” police officer Vikramadiyta Sewar said in Hardoi in northern India.
”He was killed in the blast,” Sewar said.
The bride was unhurt but the groom and four others received minor injuries in the explosion.
The wedding ceremony later went ahead.
Police said Singh had wanted to marry the woman but that his intentions were not reciprocated. — AFP