After ‘excessive crying’ at Rukhsati, bride dies of heart attack

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Odisha, India

A newlywed woman in India’s Odisha state cried so much at the time of her rukhsati that she suffered a heart attack and passed away.

Witnesses who attended the wedding say thatt the woman, identified as Rosy, cried so much that she fainted.

She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Doctors said the cause of death was a heart attack.

It is natural for brides in the subcontinent to feel sad and cry at the time of their Rukhsati — when they leave their homes after the wedding ceremony to go with the groom.

But people in the eastern Indian state of Odisha had the shock of their lives when a newlywed woman suffered a heart attack and died right before her Rukhsati due to “excessive crying”.—AP