Uttar Pradesh: With a population of around 3,000 people, Lakhimpur Kheri’s Fattepur village is better off than many other villages in Uttar Pradesh. The reason is that many of the people here are in government jobs.
Well, that alone doesn’t make it famous. Its fame comes from its best kept secret: Polygamy- the concept of having two to three wives. Almost every man in this village has married twice or even thrice.
People who work have two houses- one in the village and another at workplace. They have wife at both places. Interestingly, there also families where two wives have a peaceful co-existence.
The reason of second marriage is respect, the villagers say. Though the reasons for second marriage differ in most of the cases, men want to carry on this tradition to earn more respect in the village, locals said.