It could well be a perfect script for a Bollywood romance block buster but for Phoolchand it was sort of a heart break when he performed the marriage and `vidai' of his wife with smiles on his face.
Chanda, a resident of Bikapur village of Faizabad district, had an affair with a youth Suraj of the same village. However, bowing to the wishes of her parents, she married Phoolchand in 2012. Phoolchand, a native of the adjacent village Palipoorab, happily took his bribe to his house.
However, as fate could have it, he had to leave for Jalandhar immediately to earn money. Though the husband wife talked to each other frequently on phone, Chanda's and Suraj's love further blossomed as Suraj used to visit his relative in the Palipoorad village. His relative's house is close to Chanda's house and to ensure a meeting, Chanda used to visit his house on one pretext or the other.
Meanwhile, Phoolchand returned back on August 4 only to get a shocker. Chanda, not only returned the jewelery, clothes and other items that Phoolchand gave her at the time of marriage, but also told her the truth.
"I was happy that she relied on me and told me the truth. I got angry and sad for some time but decided to take out a solution", Phoolchand said.
After discussing the matter with his father, Phoolchand reached Chanda's village along with his father and confronted the village panchayat. "I kept forward my suggestion that Chanda and sooraj whould be allowed to marry and I have no objections", Phoolchand said.
After a long discussion, the Panchayat agreed to Phoolchand's offer and Sooraj and his family were also summoned. Sooraj and his family members agreed with in no time and the marriage was performed at the village's shiv mandir on Thursday.
"This shows the mental level and strength of our youths these days and we salute Phoolchand for this brave step. It is better to accept the truth and act accordingly than to linger on with a forced relationship throughout life", Ravindra Yadav, the village head of Bikapur said.
Besides throwing out a lavish lunch, Phoolchand and his family members also gave gifts to the newly wed at the time of `Vidai' with blessings of a happy married life.