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(Scroll down for video) 18-year-old Ngurah Alit from Indonesia, was forced to marry a cow in a public ceremony held before hundreds of people.
The unemployed teen was punished after he was caught in the field having sex with the cow.
Alit claimed that the cow was a young and beautiful woman, and it had seduced him by flattering him.
The city elders forced him to marry the cow as a way to cleanse the coastal village of Yeh Embang of the bestiality.
However, during the wedding ceremony the distraught teen passed out.
Alit quickly became a widower when his new bride was killed by throwing it in the sea. Alit was dipped into the sea as a symbol of being cleansed. Chief Ida Bagus Legawa declared that the village had finally been cleansed.