STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Lovers end life as kin oppose affair

Manikandan and Rekha, who were cousins, committed suicide after both families disapprove of their marriage, look for groom

Published: 22nd September 2013 10:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2013 10:44 AM   |  A+A-

A 23-year-old youth and a teenage girl allegedly committed suicide on Friday after their family members objected to their relationship.

The death of the young lovers shocked residents of Thamarapakkam Colony and neighbouring villages.

Manikandan (23) of Thamarapakkam Colony and his relative’s daughter Rekha, of the same area, were in love for the past one-and-a-half years. Both the families had objected to their relationship stating that they were cousins. However, the couple continued their relationship.

The girl’s father Elumalai decided to marry off his daughter and began searching for a bridegroom for her.

Dejected over this, Manikandan decided to end his life and hanged himself in the cow-shed behind his house around 2 pm on Friday.

Unable to bear the grief over the death of her lover, the girl also took the extreme step. She hanged herself at her house around 3 pm, police said.

On returning home, the family members found Rekha’s body hanging from the ceiling fan.

Both the families began preparing for the final rites of the two, without informing the police. However, the Village Administrative Officer alerted police about the twin suicide.

Police attached to Kadaladi station rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies of Manikandan and Rekha and sent them to the Government Hospital at Polur for autopsy. A case was filed investigation was initiated.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp