Weddings in India are an emotional affair. Happy dances to tearful bidaai, we have it all. But even in the sadness that surrounds the daughter’s departure from her home, something this tragic is unexpected. A newlywed woman, still in her bridal clothing, reportedly died of a heart attack during her bidaai ceremony. According to local news reports, the heart attack was caused due to excessive crying or emotional stress-induced at the moment. The incident took place in Sonepur, Odisha. The bidaai ceremony took place on early Friday morning, till which the bride seemed healthy and put-together. The deceased, Gupteswari Sahoo (Rosy), was born to Murali Sahoo and Menaka of Julunda village in Binika block in the district.
Thursday night, she was wed to Bisikesan Pradhan of Tentulu village. The wedding was reportedly a small, family affair at her parental home, according to Odisha TV.
The following morning, as they prepared for the bidaai, the woman was inconsolable. She kept crying and would not stop.
The onlookers reported she cried so much that she fainted. A guest at the wedding said Rosy had been distressed since before, as her father passed away a few months ago.
Attempts were made at reviving her. Many people have been known to faint under emotional duress. Once Rosy collapsed, family members and distant relatives tried their best to get her back up. They sprayed water on her face to get her back to consciousness. But nothing seemed to work.
So they finally rushed to the Dunguripallu CHC emergency. However, the doctors declared her to be dead on arrival, meaning she passed away either on the way to the hospital or at the house itself. The cause of death was identified as cardiac failure. Since Rosy was a young, otherwise healthy woman, the Binika Police were involved in her death report. Her body has been sent for a post-mortem and the final results will be presented after the autopsy.