VIJAYAWADA: It was a tale of tragic love story, much like the one normally seen on silver screen.
A heart-broken 24-year-old engineering graduate ended his life when his sweetheart of 10 years rejected him after getting engaged to him a few months before.
Bandari Naga Krishna was running an automobile shop at Arundelpet in Vijayawada after completing his BTech. Since his high school days, he was in love with a girl and both were planning to get married and even got engaged after convincing their parents though being from different castes.
However, on Friday, Krishna hanged himself from ceiling fan at his shop, when he found out that his fiance got married to someone else. M Sekhar, who runs a mechanic shop adjacent to Krishna’s automobile shop, found the doors ajar and when there was no response to calls, he went in to see only to find the body of Krishna hanging from the ceiling. He alerted the police and boy’s parents.
According to Suryaraopet circle inspector Ch Ravikanth, Krishna was the eldest of three children of B Durga Rao and Geetha. Rao works as a senior sales representative in a private company. A case has been registered and investigation is on.
Sekhar, who first found the body of his friend said Krishna’s marriage got postponed as his grandmother had passed away. However, girl’s parents, who were against the alliance from the beginning, made arrangements for her marriage with another person.
Though the girl had first suggested elopement, she backed away at the last moment when Krishna went to her all prepared, he said. Bowing to pressure from her family, she married her cousin on Wednesday, he added.
When Krishna learned about it, he was depressed and took the extreme step on Friday.