Their bodies were discovered later that day.
A police investigation is underway after two Indian lovers took their own lives. The tragic incident happened in the village of Piprauli in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura.
It was reported that the deceased committed suicide because their families refused to get them married to each other as they were distant relatives.
Police identified the pair as Jyoti and Pankaj, both aged 21.
Both were discovered hanging from trees. Pankaj was found on the outskirts of the village while Jyoti took her own life near her home.
According to police, the two had been in a relationship for a few years and wanted to get married to each other.
However, Jyoti’s family did not approve of their relationship and refused to allow them to get married as they were related to each other.
It was revealed that Jyoti was arranged to marry another man and the wedding was set to take place on November 26, 2020.
On November 22, the Indian lovers decided to take their own lives. Their bodies were discovered later that day.
Police were alerted and quickly arrived at the scene. Superintendent of Police Shireesh Chandra said that the bodies were sent for a post-mortem.
He went on to say that the matter was being investigated, though no case has been filed. No suicide notes were found at their respective homes.
SP Chandra added: “No FIR has been registered so far as no complaint has been filed.”
Another police officer said that Jyoti had injury marks on her neck, adding that a knife was found near the body.
The exact cause of death will be determined once the post-mortem results have been revealed.
In a similar case, two lovers from Uttar Pradesh were found hanging from the same tree.
The matter came to light when some of the children went outside and saw the bodies. They ran into their homes, screaming about what they had witnessed.
Villagers gathered at the scene and identified the bodies.
The deceased were under the age of 18 and studied at the same school. They were cousins but had been in a relationship for some time.
The father of one of the deceased explained that both of them were in the house the night before. They then went out and never returned.
The father said that he did not know where they went.
Meanwhile, the villagers claimed that the deaths were not the result of suicide but murder. They have said that it was a case of honour killing due to the families not approving of their relationship.
However, Etah Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Singh said that it does not look like an honour killing.
The bodies were sent for a post-mortem. SP Singh went on to say that the truth will be known once a thorough investigation has been conducted and the post-mortem results have been revealed.