Bhubaneswar, July 14: While family members of bride and groom were waiting to see the solemnisation of marriage, the bridegroom was missing hours before and was later found drunk.
The film-style incident took place in Neeladri Vihar under Chandrasekharpur police limits here.
According to sources, the wedding ceremony was to be held at a temple in the area on Monday afternoon with the bride from Neeladri Vihar and the bridegroom coming from Cuttack.
As the rituals were to begin after hours, the bridegroom joined his friends in a drink session at a lonely place away from the marriage venue. Heavily drunk, they fell asleep.
As the bridegroom was not found to attend the rituals, the family members searched for him.
After a frantic search, the groom’s family filed a missing complaint at Chandrasekharpur police station.
Police tracked down the mobile phone and found out that the groom’s location was near Khandagiri. A police team rushed to the spot and found everyone unconscious.
Later, police handed the bridegroom over to his family members following which the wedding was solemnised.