Man tried to marry a cobra

Man tried to marry a cobra

A man who believed he was a snake tried to marry a cobra.

Sandeep Patel, 27, was reportedly convinced he was a mythical shape shifting serpent in a human body that could turn into a snake at night after going into a trance, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports.

The man and his family then told everyone the cobra had promised to marry him and around 15,000 people travelled to the Indian village of Badwapur to witness the unusual wedding ceremony.

Sandeep and his father were later arrested for "breaching the peace" and it emerged he'd previously been treated in a psychiatric institution.