A woman in the Indian state of Bihar has married a man who killed her husband 12 years ago.
The marriage held in the Buxur open jail where the accused is currently serving life imprisonment awarded to him by a local court in connection with the murder. The wedding rituals were performed by a priest Ghanshyam Pandey, also a lifetime convict, at a temple located in the jail premises in the presence of the jail officials on Monday.
Monarik Yadav with whom Malo Devi tied the wedding knot is none other than her husband’s own younger brother. The accused, a resident of Navichak village in south Bihar’s Gaya district, was 28 year-old when he killed his elder brother Ranjatan Yadav.
“I developed a soft corner for my brother-in-law (the killer) after I found out that he had been falsely implicated in the murder of my husband,” said the woman adding, “Now, my daughters have not only got a father again but he will also help me in finding grooms for them,” Malo Devi said.
Her actions have raised suspicion she was complicit in her husband’s murders, but sources say police will not be reopening investigation.
The killer had been shifted to the Buxur open jail, a reform centre, only in December last after spending 12 years in Bhagalpur central jail. Built over 42 acres of land, Buxur open jail was set up in 2012 to reintegrate prisoners into the social mainstream.