18-year-old Ngurah Alit was forced to marry a cow after he was spotted naked standing behind the animal, in a Bali paddy field.
Alit claimed the cow was a young and beautiful woman and that she had seduced him with flattering comments.
Detik.com reports that the teenager was then forced to marry the cow to cleanse the village of the beastility, but passed out during the ‘ceremony’.
The cow was then drowned in the sea as part of the Pecaruan ritual, and Alit was only symbolically drowned and bathed on the beach.
Chief Ida Bagus Legawa declared that the village had then been ‘cleansed’ from the ‘defilement from the incident.’