A Chinese man tried to commit suicide by throwing himself in a river after seeing his bride for the very first time during the wedding and saying she was too ugly.
Kang Hu, 33, claimed bride Na Sung, 30, would be “bad for his image” and walked out of the arranged marriage ceremony.
The 33-year-old had stunned guests at the wedding in the city of Shiyan, in central China’s Hubei province, when he apologized to his bride before telling her she was “too ugly”.
The groom was spotted several hours later wandering along a river bank shortly before throwing himself in the water.
Passers-by called police who were able to rescue him.
Kang was rushed to hospital where doctors said he was in a stable condition.
He later explained: “I feel bad about what happened but when I saw her she wasn’t what I had expected and I realized she would be bad for my image.
“My parents had arranged this and I couldn’t see any way out apart from suicide.”