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Indian groom jilted by bride Lovely at the altar over bungled math quiz

The woman, Lovely, walked out of the wedding after asking the unfortunate man to add 15 and six – and he replied 17

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An Indian bride called off her wedding at the last minute after her groom-to-be failed to answer a simple mathematics question correctly, the BBC has reported.

The woman, Lovely, walked out of the wedding after asking the unfortunate man to add 15 and six – and he replied 17.

She refused to return, despite the groom’s family’s best efforts to convince her to stay, because she said he was illiterate. The police were brought in to mediate and both families agreed to return the wedding gifts, the report added.

Lovely’s father, Mohar Singh told the BBC: “Just before the marriage ceremony Lovely came to know that [the groom] Ram Baran is illiterate and she refused to marry,"

He said Baran’s family had kept him and his family ‘in the dark about his poor education’.

He added: "Even a first grader can answer this [the maths test]."

This latest incident comes just days after another Indian bride-to-be dumped her groom at the altar after he collapsed and suffered a seizure – in that case reports said the groom’s family had failed to tell the bride about his epilepsy.