Rajo Verma, 21, lives in one room with the siblings, in Northern India, The young wife spends each night with a different brother in turn, She does not know which of siblings is the father of her young son, Fraternal polyandry is tradition in the small village near Dehradun. A young Indian woman has spoken out about being married to five husbands, all of whom are brothers. Rajo Verma, 21, lives in one room with the siblings and they sleep on blankets on the floor. The mother-of-one, who sleeps each night with a different brother, does not know which of her five related husbands is the father of her 18-month-old son.
Happy family: Five brothers (L-R) Sant Ram Verma, 28, Bajju Verma, 32, Gopal Verma, 26, Guddu Verma, 21, and Dinesh Verma, 19, with their shared wife Rajo Verma, 20, and their son Jay Verma. The set-up may seem peculiar, but it is tradition in the small village near Dehradun, Northern India, for women to also marry the brothers of their first husband. She told the Sun: ‘Initially it felt a bit awkward. ‘But I don?t favour one over the other.’ Rajo and first husband Guddu wed in an arranged Hindu marriage four years ago. Since then she has married Baiju, 32, Sant Ram, 28, Gopal, 26, and Dinesh, 19 – the latest in the line of husbands – who married her as soon as he turned 18. ‘We all have $ex; with her but I?m not jealous,’ first husband Guddu – who remains the only official spouse – said. ‘We?re one big happy family.’ 03 images after the break…
Tradition: The set up may seem peculiar, but it is custom in the small village near Dehradun, Northern India, for women to also marry the brothers of her first husband.
Wife: They sleep together in turn, but that they do not have beds, just ‘lots of blankets on the floor’. Rajo does not know which of the brothers is the father of her son.