sumatra - A 16-year-old boy is married to the Indonesian island of Sumatra with a woman who is 55 years older than him. According to local media, the boy threatened to commit suicide if he did not get permission for marriage.
On Sunday, Slamet Riyadi stepped into the wedding boat with 71-year-old Rohaya who has three grandchildren. In Indonesia you must be 19 years old as a husband to marry, and 16 years as a girl. With the permission of statutory guardians, an exception may be made to the rule.
For two years Riyadi wanted to marry the woman of his dreams, said foster father Darmi. Due to the age difference, however, this was always denied. But the beast Riyadi continued to insist and so did.
The village chief of Karang Endah, Ani, said she could not refuse to marry Riyadi because he had threatened to enter into poison if his dream wedding did not continue.