Girl hangs self after lover dies by suicide in Odisha

Berhampur: A young girl reportedly hanged self after her lover died by suicide over rejection of their relationship by families.

The deceased couple has been identified as Sonu Behera and Sunita Pradhan. The incident was reported from Samantarapur village under Jarada police station in Ganjam district.

According to reports, Sonu Behera took extreme step by hanging himself from a tree after his family did not agree for his marriage with Sunita. When the girl found him hanging from a tree near the house, she held the body tightly and cried following which deceased’s family rushed to the site.

After seeing the girl on the spot, the family members of the deceased boy started yelling at her for his death. Unable to bear the pain after losing her lover, the girl also ended her life by hanging self with her dupatta (a long scarf) from another tree after sometime.

On receiving information about ‘suicide’ of a couple, Jarada police reached the spot and initiated probe into the incident.

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