It was quite an unusual scenario – a woman marrying a man, who killed her husband about 13 years ago.
The man, serving life imprisonment, was none other than her husband’s own younger brother.
On Monday, Malo Devi married her husband Ramjatan Yadav’s younger brother Monarik Yadav in a temple in the presence of prison officials, including jail superintendent AK Ambastha and others.
When asked about this sudden change of heart, Malo Devi said: “I developed a soft corner for my brother-in-law after I found out that he had been falsely implicated in the killing of my husband. Now, my daughters have not only got a father again, he will also help me in finding grooms for them.”
Their wedding was solemnised by a priest, also a life convict, at the Sangmeshwar temple near Buxar open jail on Monday.
Monarik, resident of Navichak village, was given a life-term by a Gaya court at the age of 28 after being convicted for killing his brother Ramjatan Yadav. After spending 12 years in Bhagalpur Central Jail, he was shifted to Buxar open jail in December 2012.
Jail superintendent Ambastha said the couple had earlier opted for a registered marriage.
IG prison, Anand Kishore, said every attempt is made to follow the progressive and reformatory approach of the state government towards the prisoners. Solemnising marriages like this, is one of them, he said.