ELURU: In another case of tragic end to a love story, depressed over the refusal of their marriage, a youth consumed poison at Tadikelapudi village of Kamavarapukota mandal of the district Thursday morning. Shocked, the girl also took the extreme step by consuming poison at her residence. Fortunately, the girl is stable but the youth died.
According to sources, V Venkata Rao (23) and M Sailaja (19) are in a relationship for the last four years. Venkata Rao was a farmer by profession and Sailaja finished Intermediate and works in a factory. Last year, the duo told about their relationship to their respective parents, who refused to accept it. After repeated requests, Venkata Rao’s parents agreed to the marriage but on the condition that the girl brings huge dowry. Though Sailaja’s parents expressed their inability to pay such a huge amount, the youth’s parents did not budge on their stand.
Vexed, Venkata Rao consumed poison Thursday morning. Thereafter, Sailaja also followed suit. The duo were brought to Jangareddygudem government hospital and later shifted to Eluru hospital for advanced treatment.
Venkata Rao died while undergoing treatment while Sailaja’s condition is said to be stable. Dharmajagudem police have registered a case. Investigation is on.