For a Bangladeshi woman and her lover in West Bengal, India, even international borders could not stop them from uniting. The 22-year-old woman, identified as Krishna Mandal, swam across a river for more than an hour and made her way through the Sunderbans to enter India and meet her boyfriend, India Today reported.
The love story began on Facebook where Krishna Mandal and Abhik Mandal first met. The duo soon fell for each other. However, they belonged to different countries with a border.
Krishna did not have a valid passport to legally visit India. But, to meet her lover, she decided to embark on an arduous journey and cross illegally into India.
The first hurdle in Krishna’s journey was the wilderness of the Sunderbans which is home to the Royal Bengal Tigers and other wild animals. After wading through the forest, Krishna swam for over one hour in the Malta River and managed to reach the other side, according to the police sources.
The love birds got united when Krishna finally met Abhik in the Kaikhali village, 24 Parganas district, West Bengal. The duo then went to Kolkata and tied the knot at Kalighat Temple.
Soon, this news did rounds on the internet and also caught the police’s attention. Due to the illegal crossing into India, Krishna had to face legal action. She was arrested on Monday for illegal crossing of the India-Bangladesh border. As per the sources, Krishna may now be handed over to the Bangladesh High Commission.