After Kendrapara, A Family in Gajapati Performs Funeral Rites of Daughter Who Opted Inter-Caste Marriage

Paralakhemundi: Family members of a girl from Chandiput village under Mohana block in Gajapati district performed funeral rites of their living daughter on Tuesday as she had married against their will.

Chandini, daughter of Sahadev Sahoo of Chandiput eloped from her home and got married to a youth of another caste from the same village.

Irked by it, her family members declared her dead for them. On the 11th day of the marriage, they performed the funeral rituals of the girl inviting friends and relatives.

According to sources, Chandini’s parents had decided to engage her with a boy of their caste on September 12. But she preferred to marry the youth of her choice although he happened to be of another caste.

A few days back, a similar incident occurred at Aul’s Nuabazaar area in Kendrapara district. The parents of a girl had performed her last rites as she married someone against their wish.

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