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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Saturday, February 25, 2006
GIRL 7, WEDS DOG TO PROTECT FAMILY FROM 'EVIL EYE'
NEW DELHI - A 7 year old girl wed a stray dog as part of a ritual to ward off the "evil eye" on her and her family in eastern India, a news agency reported Wednesday.

Shivan Munda's uppet teeth appeared before her lower teeth - considered a bad omen by members of the Shantal ethnic group to which she belons, the Press Trust of India said in a report from Dhanbad, a coal mining town in the eastern state of Bihar.

Kundan Munda, a coal mine worker, said his daughter married the dog only to "remove the evil eye" a superstitious belief that some misfortune could befall her and the family, and that she would be free to marry a man later.

Friends and family participated in three days of traditional ceremonies and festivities that are part of a Shantal tribal marriage, Unda sais, according to the report.


(Source: Assocaited Press)
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