Bhubaneswar, April 1 -- A young couple from Odisha got married in a police station on Tuesday amid the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Pabitra Sahoo (28) of Nadipada in western Odisha district of Bargarh and Lakshmi Meher (24) of Ambapali locality was slated to tie the knot at a local marriage registrar's office. Sahoo, who works as an automobile mechanic, has been in love with Meher for over a year.

On Tuesday, the couple chose Bargarh town police station as the makeshift venue to get married since the marriage registrar's office has been shut since March 25 - the day the lockdown started.

They went to the police station and expressed their wish to get married to ins...