Sharmili Mallick

Sonepur: Celebrations turned into mourning in Odisha's Sonepur district when a newlywed bride collapsed and died after suffering a massive heart attack during her 'bidaai' ceremony on Friday morning.

The bride, Gupteswari Sahoo (Rosy), daughter of Murali Sahoo and Menaka of Julunda village under Binika block in the district was declared dead by the doctors at the Dunguripallu Community Health Centre (CHC) before admission.

On Thursday evening, Rosy tied the knot with Bisikesan Pradhan of Tentulu village in a simple ceremony at the bride's parental house.

On Friday morning when the family members were preparing for the 'bidaai' (bride leaving father's house for in-law's place) ceremony, Rosy who was crying inconsolably, suddenly fainted and collapsed on the ground.

Although family members and relatives of the newlywed couple present at the spot tried to wake her up by spraying water on her face, she did not gain consciousness.

Subsequently, she was rushed to the Dunguripallu CHC in a vehicle but the doctors declared her brought dead. The doctors later confirmed that Rosy had died due to cardiac failure.

The Binika Police rushed to the hospital after getting the information and sent the body for post-mortem. The body will be handed over to the family following autopsy. A pall of gloom descended on Rosy's village after the sad news broke.

Ramesh Sahu, a resident of Julunda village said, "She fainted during the bidaai ceremony and the doctors declared her dead at the hospital. This is a very unfortunate incident. May God gives strength to the bereaved families of the couple to bear the massive tragedy."