Balasore: Straight out from a Bollywood flick is the story of Tapaswini Das and Purusottam Sethi of Balasore district who first met on the railway tracks near Mulisingh Level Crossing when one of them prevented the other from committing suicide.
Tapaswini, daughter of Nayaran Das of Panada village in Soro block of Balasore district, had decided to end her life over a domestic dispute regarding her marriage and was waiting to get run over by the train while lying on a railway track.
Purusottam, son of Narendra Sethi of Kedarpur village in Soro block, was returning home when he noticed Tapaswini lying on the track and some people trying to persuade her not to commit suicide.
When he approached Tapaswini to know the reason behind such a decision, she narrated her ordeal and told Purusottam that she will rise from the railway track only after he agrees to marry her.
Unable to make a decision, Purusottam called his mother and with the permission of his family members brought her to his home. Subsequently, they contacted the family members of Tapaswini and explained the situation.
Though Tapaswini and Purusottam belonging to different caste, they were able to tie the knot with the blessings of both families.