An inter-faith couple has been found dead in an abandoned hut in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh and local police claims that the couple killed themselves after consuming poison. The girl was forced to marry another man against her wishes about six months ago, and she went missing on the day of Holi. It now appears the couple in love, a Muslim boy and a Hindu girl, ended their lives since the girl was married off.
Reportedly, the couple’s bodies were found in an abandoned hut outside their village with a packet of rat poisons next to them. A police officer told Times of India that the post mortem report suggested possibility of poisoning and that their viscera samples will now be sent for lab examination.
SSP, Bareilly, Rohit Singh Sajwan told TOI, “Prima facie it appears that the couple has committed suicide because of their families were against their relationship and the girl was married elsewhere. No one from their families has come forward to register a police complaint. But we are also investigating the possibility of foul play. We have checked their conversations and it is clear that they were in contact even after (her) marriage”.
The villagers have claimed that the girl’s family had forced her to marry a man within their caste, after they got to know about her relationship with the Muslim boy.