Bhubaneshwar: A Swedish girl’s seven-year-old wait to meet her lover, a youth hailing from Odisha’s Kandhamal district, finally ended on Sunday evening when she arrived here with her family members.
Emma Lorre, the girl from Sweden, met her lover Mohammad Azharuddin of Kandhamal and solemnised the nikah as per Muslim custom to enter into a marital relationship.
Seven years ago, Emma had fallen in love with one Azharuddin while the latter was working as a chef in Goa.
Despite staying far away from each other for all these years, both of them continued to be in a relationship through social media. After two years of online dating, Azharuddin travelled all the way to Sweden.
In 2015, both Emma and Mohammad decided to walk down the aisle together and after getting nod from their families, they finally tied the knot in Odisha in the presence of family members, friends and relatives.
“It has been seven years, and we have managed to stick through thick and thin. I hope that we live happily ever after,” said Azharuddin. Emma said she would love to a be good housewife to always stand by her husband.
“I would love to be a good housewife to take care of Azharuddin and his family members. At the same time, I would also do some business to augment his family’s income,” said the Swedish girl.
In another contrasting instance reported from Dundelmal village under Junagarh block of Kalahandi, marriage was fixed between Deepanjali, daughter of local villager Sadharm Nayak, and Amit Nayak, son Trinath Nayak of Dharmagarh. However, their destiny had other plans.
On the day of the marriage on Sunday, everything was poised to happen smoothly until Amit’s baraat party arrived at the bride’s residence. Just prior to the beginning of the rituals on the mandap, Amit collapsed on the ground.
In no time, family members of the bride found that the groom was in an inebriated state. Subsequently, a furious Deepanjali rejected the marriage on the spot.
Asked about it, Deepanjali said, “I would rather die than marry a drunkard like Amit.” Despite repeated attempts for compromise from both sides, the marriage was finally called off....