Indian villagers marry dog, young girl to ward of evil spirits

Locals in the Munda Dhanda village in Jharkhand, India have married a young girl to a stray dog to ward off evil spirits.

The villagers believed that the girl’s family was endangered “by a malevolent spirit that could be assuaged in no other way, ” and that the marriage is a way to “overcome any curse that might fall upon the unfortunate family.”

Reuters managed to grab footage of the marriage ceremony. We’re all for tolerance of different cultures, but this is seriously bizarre.

(via WeirdAsianNews)