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Couple commits suicide by jumping in front of train in UP’s Sitapur

The two were in a relationship but their families did not approve of it.

india Updated: May 27, 2018 15:11 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Sitapur
Suicide,Uttar Pradesh,Sitapur
As the couple’s families were against the relationship, both jumped in front of Shajahanpur-Gonda passenger train on Saturday and committed suicide. (AJay Aggarwal/HT File Photo)

After failing to convince their families for their marriage, a couple committed suicide by jumping in front of a train on the outskirts of Gulramau crossing in Mehmoodabad area in Sitapur, police said on Monday.

Virendra Verma (19) and Ranjana (18) were in a relationship but their families did not approve of it, Mehmoodabad Inspector Gyanendra Singh said.

As their families were against the relationship, both jumped in front of Shajahanpur-Gonda passenger train on Saturday and committed suicide, he said.

Both had left their homes on May 23 and a report was lodged by girl’s family in this regard, the inspector added.

Prima facie it appeared both got married before taking the extreme step, he said.

Bodies have been sent for postmortem, the officer added.

First Published: May 27, 2018 15:09 IST