16-year-old boy marries 71-year-old woman in Indonesia (photos)

16-year-old boy marries 71-year-old woman in Indonesia (photos)

A 16-year-old boy, Selamat Riayadi, has gotten married to his 71-year-old heartthrob, Rohaya, in Indonesia.

DailymailUK reports that the duo who claim to be deeply in love threatened to kill themselves if family members deter them from getting married. Rohaya had been widowed twice before.

16-year-old boy marries 71-year-old woman after they threaten to kill themselves if families stop them (Photos)

Groom 16-year-old Selamat Riayadi and his bride Rohaya, who is 71 (Photo: AsiaWire/Berita Total)

No one knows the motivation behind the union is, as both lovebirds are poor.

A dowry of 200,000 Indonesian Rupiah (N5,500) was paid by Selamat's family to Rohaya's family.

16-year-old boy marries 71-year-old woman after they threaten to kill themselves if families stop them (Photos)

The couple celebrate their wedding ceremony (Photo: AsiaWire)

The wedding took place at the home of a local community leader named as Kuswoyo.

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When the video and photos of the weird wedding hit the internet, many did not believe it. Questions about its authenticity were raised. But an Indonesian news outlet claims it spoke to Kuswoyo who confirmed both the marriage and the couple’s threats to kill themselves if they were barred from marrying.

16-year-old boy marries 71-year-old woman after they threaten to kill themselves if families stop them (Photos)

The marriage is not believed to be motivated by money (Photo: AsiaWire)

He said:

"They said they wanted to commit suic*de because they were completely in love, so if one of them dies, then both must die."

Source: Naij.com

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