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|21:12 AEDT Wed 4 Feb 2004|
|Nepalese man marries dog |
AFP - A 75-year-old man in Nepal married a dog in a local custom to ensure good luck only to die three days later, a newspaper reported. With his son and other relatives by his side, Phulram Chaudhary tied the knot with a dog on Saturday in Durgauli village in the southwestern Kailali district. He was following a custom of his Tharu community which holds that an old man who regrows teeth must take a dog as a bride. "He believed that this would help him avoid great misfortune later in life. However, he died a few days afterward," the state-run daily Gorkhapatra said.
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