COIMBATORE: A pregnant woman and her husband upset over the opposition from their family members committed suicide at Saravanampatti here on Thursday.
According to police, S Cruz Divakaran (24) from Sivaganga and Sathya (20) from Ramanathapuram, both belonging to different communities, had fallen in love and married against the wishes of their respective families. Post-marriage, the couple moved to Coimbatore and settled at a rented house in LGP Nagar in Saravanampatti. Divakaran was working in a lathe workshop.
As his wife was pregnant, the bangle-wearing ceremony was held for her. But no one from their families turned up for the function.
Frustrated by the rejection, Sathya committed suicide at her house on Thursday morning by hanging herself using a saree. Divakaran, who reached home in the afternoon, was shocked to see his wife hanging. Unable to bear her loss, he too hung himself using the same saree.
Later, when Divakaran’s younger brother Daniel telephoned him, there was no reply. Suspecting something was amiss, he rushed to his brother’s house only to find the bodies of his brother and sister-in-law. Daniel, immediately, informed the Saravanampatti police.
Police reached the spot, recovered their bodies and sent them for postmortem. Saravanampatti police registered a case and are investigating.