Patna: Wanting to get rid off his wife, a man allegedly threw her into the river Ganges in Bihar. Luckily the woman survived.
"My husband was sure that I will be killed after he pushed me off the bridge into the Ganges. But I was saved because I know swimming," Amrita Kumari, in her 20s, told a news agency on Friday.
Adarsh Kumar pushed Amrita off the Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge here late Wednesday.
"I swam for nearly 12 hours in the middle of the river in search of a bank. Lastly, when I was about to turn unconscious, a fast water current pushed me to the river bank," Amrita said.
Amrita recalled that for large stretches, she was pushed back into the middle stream.
Some boatmen and local villagers spotted her lying unconscious on the bank, near Rasulpur village in Samastipur district, about 60 km from here. They informed the local police.
Police began searching for Adarsh and his family.
The family was possibly opposed to their inter-caste marriage, police suspect.
Amrita, a resident of Aurangabad district, married Adarsh two years ago in Amritsar where both met while working in the same office.