The lifeless bodies of a couple has been discovered hanging down a Neem tree next to each other after they went missing in the night of Saturday, May 2, 2015 before they were found dead the following day.
The duo were said to have made a suicide pact before finally taking their own lives in the town of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh of India.
According to the police, Rajneesh Kumar, 21, and his girlfriend, Imrana Bano, 18, made the suicide pact because their families were against the, getting married because they were not from the same community.
The two lovers are also of different religious backgrounds as Kumar is Hindu while Bano is Muslim.
Imrana’s parents had recently caught her talking to Rajneesh from a mobile phone and beaten her up. They had fixed her marriage with a youth from Kandhla area of Shamli district and had forced her to agree to get engaged on Friday.
Bano, who was pursuing a graduation degree as a private student from a college in Kandhla, had returned to appear in his first year examination.
He managed to meet Imrana and they decided, perhaps, that death was the only recourse to the hostility by their families against their marriage.
Poison was also found at the spot of the suicide which took place on a property owned by Bano’s family.
However, Kumar’s father doesn’t believe it was a suicide venture as he maintained that the fact that the tree was on the girl’s family’s property is proof that it was murder case.