75-year old man in Bihar marries woman half his age

Patna, Dec 17 (IANS) A 75-year-old man has married a woman half his age in Bihar’s Samastipur district, ignoring the criticism of people and society.

Ram Chander Paswan married Mandhata Devi, a woman in her late 30s, at Vidhapatidham temple early this week in a simple ceremony in the presence of some local residents, a district police official said on Thursday.

This is the fourth marriage of Paswan and third of Mandhata.

Both said they were made for each other.

In rural Bihar, marriage after 60 years of age is rare and usually not accepted.

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