A matrimonial ad placed in an Indian newspaper has infuriated women.

The ad was placed earlier this week in the newspaper, The Hindu.

The groom in question, aged 37, stated he was looking for "a non-feminist woman below the age of 26."

He added that the potential bride should be a good cook who does not have children and should not have been married before.

Women who responded to the sexist nature of the ad were sent rape threats and threatening emails in return, supposedly from the man who placed the ad.