True Love! Indonesian teenage boy weds 73-year-old bride after both of them threatened Suicide if their Marriage is not Allowed

73-year-old Rohaya binti Kiagus Muhammad Jakfar sitting with her 15-year-old teenage husband Selamet Riyadi (R) in Baturaja, South Sumatra province. AFP PHOTO | STR

This may sound exceptionally odd but it happened in Indonesia.

A 15-year-old boy, Selamet Riyadi has married his 73-year-old lover, Rohaya Binti Kiagus Muhammad Jakfar, in a remote village on Indonesia’s Sumatra, officials said, after the unconventional couple threatened a double suicide if their match was thwarted.

The romance began when septuagenarian Rohaya Binti Kiagus Muhammad Jakfar took care of her neighbour Selamet Riyadi, 15, who was suffering from malaria, the local village chief said.

The village chief Cik Ani, told AFP, “Selamet is too young to marry but we married them anyway because he threatened to commit suicide.” He added local officials also wanted them to “avoid the sin of adultery”.

“Since the boy is an underage, we have decided to carry out the marriage privately,” he said.

Riyadi’s father died several years ago and the boy was not properly cared for by his mother, who has remarried, Ani said.

 

Source:

http://www.nation.co.ke/news/world/Indonesian-teenage-boy-weds-/1068-4003572-1krh9wz/index.htm

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Onyeje miracle .c. 2016054030DE

    This is not love but rather another form of child abuse God help us

  2. Nwankwo onyinye grace

    Love is blind no be for meooooo … Is love sha

  3. chisom Janefrances

    This kind of love is said to be “love is blind”

  4. Huh!wat nonsense. Does selamet knows the meaning of love? Does he even know wat it takes to love? Dey would hv allowed him kill himself rather than to marry his gran ma bcus whether he likes it or not he just got married to his gran ma. As for those who help knot the tie, God is watching.

  5. Oddity: lets wait and see how it ends..

  6. as 4 me age is just a number. and for those of us criticizn them if u realy look in2 ur girl friends profil she may also be ur grandma but looks young n romantic. it may not realy b about sex it may b care. love supacids age n sex. its more than what u can see

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