A couple allegedly hanged themselves at their home in Shapur area of the city on Friday reportedly as they failed to convince the families to accept their extra-marital affair.
The victims were identified as Vishnu Dantania (25) and a minor girl who was only 16-year-old – both residents of the same shanties of Master ni Chali at Shankerbhuvan in Shahpur.
The Shahpur police said that Dantania is married while the minor who fell in love with him wanted to marry him. Both were having an affair since at least last one year.
The police added that the family of the girl came to know about the affair and took strong objection to it. The family refused to accept the relationship as the man was married, belonging to another caste and the girl was still a minor.
The family had allegedly asked the girl to call off the relationship or face strict actions after which she was reportedly upset. When nothing worked for the couple, they decided to take an extreme step, police added.
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Inspector AJ Gondaliya said, “The couple were upset with their relationship and the non-acceptance from the family so they took an extreme step. The man stays close to the girl’s house in the same shanties and both had preplanned the suicide. The man came at the girl’s house and both hanged themselves at early morning with the help of a dupatta”.
The bodies of the victims were sent for a post mortem, the primary report of which, stated that the duo died due to throttling of neck. The police collected statements from the families of the both victims.
The police added that Dantania’s family was completely unaware of his secret affair with the minor girl and expressed grief and shock after the incident. The girl’s family however told police that they came to know about it only in last few days.
The police have registered a case of accidental death and begun further probe.