A 30-year-old female lawyer has undergone a sex reassignment surgery (SRS) in order to apparently avoid forced marriage.
The unnamed female said that she did not want to be subjected to the fate of other girls in the society, who are often forced to marry against their wishes.
"This society is mostly male dominated, where girls have no voice of their own ... I feel free now. No one can force me to marry. It is better to become a man to get rid of suferrings met by women," the Puri-resident said.
It is being reported that the female lawyer was close to another girl and got operated so she could stay with that girl.