A 19-year-old Vanniyar youth who married a girl belonging to Adi Dravidar community committed suicide at the latter’s house here on Thursday night.
Vinod Kumar, son of Chandran of Vellalagundam village in Valapady taluk took his life by consuming poison, police sources said.
Vinod married Sasikala (18) a few months back after courting her for sometime.
Since Kumar’s family opposed the marriage the couple was staying with Sasikala’s family at Nehru Nagar in Karipatti.
Both of them got acquainted while working in private firms in Salem.
He consumed poison at the house on Thursday and died later in the day.
The reason behind his suicide is yet to be ascertained by the police and investigations are going on in this regard. Police recovered the body and sent it to Salem Government Hospital for autopsy.
According to police, a case under Section 174 of the CrPC (unnatural death) has been registered and investigations are on.
However, sources said the parents of the youth, who have already forsook him, and that of the girl have not filed any complaint regarding the death.