Youth leaves wife midway after wedding in Odisha

Nayagarh: In a bizarre incident, a youth left his wife midway just minutes after their wedding here in Odisha’s Nayagarh district.

The accused identified as Manas Kumar Behera (22), a JCB driver, allegedly fled leaving his wife in an auto rickshaw.

A case has been registered with Odagaon police following written complaint by the victim.

The incident was reported at Gateri panchayat under Nuagaon block in Nayagarh district.

According to reports, Manas was in love with the young woman of Surukabari village in Gateri panchayat, where he was working as the JCB driver in road construction project. He allegedly had physical relationship with the woman on the pretext of marriage. When he did not agree to marry the woman, the locals informed his father and forced him for marriage. Their wedding was conducted in a temple in presence of the locals.

Manas convinced his wife to live together in a rented house. While travelling in an auto rickshaw to his home on Wednesday, Manas stopped the vehicle on the road at Mahipur and left for looking for a house on rent. The newlywed woman was waiting for her husband in auto for hours but he did not come back.

The auto driver informed about it to the locals, who later reached the spot and took the woman with them to her home. Initially, the victim approached the Nuagaon police for registering complaint. As the incident had occurred under Odagaon police limits, the victim along with the villagers lodged the complaint at Odagaon police station yesterday.

A case has been registered and handed over to SDPO Narayan Chandra Barik for investigation into the incident.

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