A spouse died of coronavirus two days after his wedding, where 95 guests contracted the deadly virus.
The 30-year-old man, who has not been named, is said to have been a symptom of Covid-19 and fell seriously ill when he married in the Indian village of Paliganj near Patna.
Gutugram’s software engineer was cremated without being tested, but when officials were informed of his death, they contacted relatives who attended the wedding and 15 tested positive for coronavirus.
Another 80 wedding guests who have been tracked down and tested have all been found with coronavirus making it the first mass outbreak in the state of Bihar, reports India Today.
The dead man’s wife did not contract Covid-19.
Officials say the wedding on May 12 violated blocking rules by going ahead despite the groom showing signs of having coronavirus.
The ceremony also violated the rules of social expulsion and the ban on mass gatherings of over 50 people.
In another wedding in India, the groom’s grandfather died and 14 other guests contracted the coronavirus after 250 people attended the ceremony in Bhilwara.
All 15 patients were hospitalized and 127 others were placed in quarantine after attending the wedding on June 21.
The Rajasthan government ordered the groom’s father to pay the cost of the quarantine facility and medical bills totaling approximately £ 6,800.
The district magistrate also said that future expenses will be recovered from the groom’s family.