PATNA: Two teenaged lovers ended their lives by jumping in front of a running express train in Jharkhand after they failed to get their parents’ nod for marriage.
Police said the boy hailed from the Hindu community while the girl came from Muslim class. Both were studying in Grade nine where they fell in love and wanted to live together.
Reports said the teenaged lovers, both residents of Dalangi village in Giridih district, had intense love affairs for quite some time and wished to tie marital knot but their families were strongly opposed to their wedding desire.
What though prompted them to commit suicide was the report that girl’s parents had fixed her marriage somewhere else and the wedding was to be solemnised soon, according to media reports.
Witnesses said on early Saturday morning, they reached near the Keshwari Bloc halt in the district, kissed each other and then jumped in front of the approaching Howrah-Jodhpur Express which was with full speed.
“Very soon, their turned lifeless as the train ran over them, chopping them into pieces,” witnesses said.
Subsequently, the local villagers removed their bodies from the tracks and informed the local police which later recovered the bodies and sent them for autopsy.
Suicides over love affairs are becoming a matter of serious worry in the twin states of Bihar and Jharkhand.
Last year in February in a similar case, two young lovers had committed suicides in Dhanbad district by hanging from a ceiling fan in an abandoned government quarters during the Valentine’s week.
In another such case, younger lovers from Godda district committed suicide by consuming poison at a police station in Ranchi shortly after they were arrested by the police. The incident has taken place in March 16, 2016.