Berhampur, December 21 (LocalWire): A 23-year old man and his 16-year old girl-friend killed themselves on Saturday at Sunapalli under Ganjam district’s Kabisurya Nagar police station limits following the parent’s decision to delay their marriage.
The bodies of Kailash Nahak and Bigyan Nahak of Sunapalli were found hanging from the branch of a tree near the village pond.
Kailash was working as a labourer, while Bigyan was a school dropout.
The bodies have been sent for autopsy at Aska hospital, the police said.
According to the police, the two were in love for the last few years and wanted to get married.
Though their parents had agreed to their marriage proposal since both belonged to the same caste, they told them to wait for some months.
“They tried to convince their parents for quick marriage in a temple, but in vain,” the police said.
Angry over this, the duo might have taken the extreme decision, Kabisurya Nagar police station inspector-in-charge Pravat Sahoo said after preliminary inquiry.