A lover couple reportedly consumed poison here on Thursday. The woman has died while the man is admitted to a private hospital in a critical condition. Both Swaran Kaur, 25, a resident of Jassi Pauwali village, whose parents lived in Kotfatta, and Jaskaran Singh, 24, a resident of Peori village in Muktsar district, were found unconscious on the railway track near Jassi Pauwali at about 1:30 pm and were rushed to the civil hospital.
The woman died at the hospital whereas the man was referred to a private hospital where his condition was stated to be critical. The five-year old son of the woman Harmanjit Singh reported the matter of both having consumed poison to the people. The man reportedly used to come at his relative's house in Jassi Pauwali and had allegedly developed a love affair with the married woman. Investigating officer ASI, Gurmail Singh of the railway police said that they have informed the parents of both the woman and the man, who are yet to contact the police after which statements of both families would be recorded. The reason behind their consuming poison would be clear only after recording their statements.