Arranged marriage is an extremely common practice in India. The sad part is that more often than than not, the bride and groom's choice isn't taken into account when finding a life partner for them. 

This is exactly what happened when a young 24-year old woman from the Jharsuguda's Debdihi village was married off to 28-year old Basudeb Tappo, from Pamara village in Sundergarh district. 


However, according to a report by TOI, the wife had a former lover, something Tappo learned about 3 days after the marriage, when the lover posing as a cousin came to meet the newlyweds. 

On knowing about this information, Tappo, in a novel approach, decided to get his wife married to her lover. He even convinced the girl's parents and organised the ceremony himself. 

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Tappo's gesture was greatly appreciated by the community. According to Basudeb Tappo, "The lives of three people would have been destroyed had I not done this. This was the only solution. Now all of us can be happy. " The village sarpanch also agreed with his decision. 

A marriage is a serious commitment, and it is important that only two consenting adults enter into a marriage.