Jhajjar resident dies as couple immolates self in Pathankot

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Pathankot
  • Updated: May 25, 2015 20:09 IST

A 31-year-old man died on Monday while a woman was critically injured after the couple allegedly self-immolated themselves here following their parents' disapproval over marriage, the police said.

Rajnish, hailing from Jhajjar in Haryana, was declared brought dead while Sunita (24) was admitted to the Pathankot civil hospital, the police said.

The woman's condition, who sustained 98% burn injuries, was stated to be critical, they said. Rajnish met Sunita at her house at the Jugial area here where they both set themselves on fire after pouring petrol, the police said.

A suicide note was recovered from the site in which the couple mentioned that they were in love with each other but their parents were against their marriage, Pathankot senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rakesh Kaushal said, adding that investigations were underway.

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