13 March 2018
Sundargarh: In a surprising turn of events, a tribal youth got his wife married off to her lover at Kisanpada under Bargaon police limits in Odisha’s tribal-dominated Sundargarh district after he came to know about their relationship.
According to reports, Basudev Toppo (24) married a 21-year-old girl of Jharsuguda district on March 4. Four days after the wedding, Sushil Pradhan (21), the woman’s lover, reached her in-law’s house along with his two friends deceiving himself as her distant brother.
While returning from work, Toppo found his wife and Pradhan in a compromising position. Furious, he caught hold of Pradhan and handed over the lover to the villagers who tied him to a pole and thrashed him.
But as the girl confessed about their affair claiming that she was forced by her family members into this marriage, the husband was set aback and thought of a way to the whole situation that has jumbled up three lives.
Finding a solution to the already failed marriage, Toppo got his wife married to her lover Pradhan in the presence of her parents.