Chandu Maurya, 24, a marginal farmer and labourer in Maoist-affected Bastar district, married two women at the same time and in the same "mandap" in presence of his family members, friends and well-wishers. According to Hindustan Times, Maurya, 24, had gone to Tokapal for some work where he Sundari Kashyap, a 21-year-old girl, and fell in love with him. Exchanging numbers, the two planned to marry each other soon.A year, Maurya met 20-year-old Haseena Baghel in a relative's wedding ceremony and fell in love again. Though Maurya accepted that he is in a relationship, Baghel insisted that they keep in touch over the phone.
Maurya said that Baghel and Kashyap came to know about each other a little later and agreed to have a relationship with him. They are now married and started living with each other in the same house as a family, he said.However, Maurya decided to marry the two girls after the villagers started questioning him over the "live-in relationship". "Fed-up with the questions, I decided to marry both of them because they both loved me. I can’t betray them. They agreed they both will live with me forever," Maurya told Hindustan Times. A video from the wedding ceremony and the invitation card of the function have gone viral on social media.