HYDERABAD: A young couple, who attempted suicide here on Friday after the police reportedly separated them though they were married, are currently in a serious condition.
Mallika attempted suicide by consuming bathroom cleaner while Naresh consumed a pesticide.
The couple recently got married against the wishes of their parents. According to sources, they were in a relationship for three years and decided to get married once Naresh got a job. Recently, Naresh joined a private firm and on May 23, they got married at the Arya Samaj against their parents’ wishes.
Mallika’s parents then lodged a complaint with Jeedimetla police alleging that Naresh had kidnapped their daughter. After their marriage, the couple approached Miyapur police, but they reportedly refused to help them stating that there was a complaint lodged against Naresh with Jeedimetla police.
The couple sought help from Jeedimetla police when Mallika’s brother Sarath, a real estate agent, threatened Naresh. But the police called both the families to the station and forcibly sent Mallika with her parents.
After the attempted suicide on Friday, police found Naresh unconscious on the ground at Hafeezpet crossroads and shifted him to a hospital. Mallika was admitted to Gandhi hospital.
Naresh is a resident of Hafeezpet of Miyapur and Mallika is a resident of Jagadgirigutta in Jeedimetla.
When contacted, neither the Jeedimetla inspector Chandrasekhar nor the Miyapur inspector K Ramesh were willing to talk about the incident and said that they are ‘looking into the issue.’