2 students jump in front of train,die

The deceased have been identified as Manjot Kaur and Raghav Sharma.

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Updated: April 15, 2014 6:04:12 pm

Two MA Part-I students of DAV College in Jalandhar committed suicide by jumping before a train on Friday. The incident took place on the Jalandhar-Firozpur railway track around 9.30 am.

The deceased have been identified as Manjot Kaur and Raghav Sharma. While the boy hailed from Firozpur and stayed at the college hostel,the girl was from Jalandhar. Her father is a sub-inspector in the Jalandhar Punjab Armed Police (PAP).

According to eyewitnesses,the two shared a bottle of cold drink and hugged each other the moment train approached. Suddenly,they jumped. “No one could imagine they were here to commit suicide as they were talking and laughing,” said another eyewitness.

A classmate claimed that while the two were involved in a relationship,their families were not ready for this alliance as they belonged to different religions. “They used to sit together in the classroom and took leaves on the same days,” said another classmate. The family,however,was not aware of the affair,claimed sources.

The Government Railway Police is investigating the case. Till now,no suicide note has been recovered.

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