A live-in couple was found dead at their rented accommodation in Tehsilpura locality.
Police have recovered a suicide note from the spot. Police said the youth strangulated his lover before committing suicide by hanging.
Sources said that the couple had started sharing the accommodation almost four months ago. Neeraj Kumar, SHO of Ram Bagh police station, said that investigations so far had revealed that the deceased knew each other since December 2011. “They later rented a shared accommodation in Tehsilpura area,” he said.
The SHO said that while the girl hailed from Pathankot, the family background of the youth was yet to be ascertained. “While it is claimed that he belonged to Haridwar, we are trying to trace out the place he actually belonged to,” said Neeraj Kumar.
He said that while the girl worked in a telecom company, the youth ran a food stall.
“The body of the youth was found hanging from the ceiling, while the girl had been strangulated,” he said.
The SHO said that in the suicide note, the couple had said that they were in love and had been living like husband and wife. “The couple came to know that the girl's parents were not in favour of the match and wanted to marry their daughter to another man,” he said.
Police said that the parents of the girl had been informed and the bodied sent for post-mortems. “A probe has been initiated into the matter under Sections 174 of the CrPC,” he said.