Teenage lovers end life in suicide pact in India

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Two teenagers ended their life by jumping before a running train in Kamptee about 20km from Nagpur, India, police said.

Both are residents of the old city area in Kamptee and were missing for two days. Girl’s mother had lodged a missing complaint with Kamptee police two days ago.

On Sunday morning, police were informed that two bodies are lying on the railway track near Kanhan river bridge. Both have allegedly committed suicide by jumping before Howrah-Ahmedabad Express train, Police Inspector of Kamptee Santosh Wairagade said, adding parents of both the deceased were against their love affair and proposed marriage.

The boy was 18 years old and the girl was 17 years old. Her parents vehemently opposed the marriage and she had narrated her ordeal to the boy. Both had run away from their respective homes six days ago, police said, adding that the missing complaint was lodged only two days ago.

Man shoots himself in front of mother in Bihar

In a separate development, a 40-year-old man shot himself in Bihar’s Arrah city, an official said.

The victim, Vimal Kishore Singh, resident of Arrah’s Pakadi locality, was under a debt of Rs2 million.

As per the statement of his mother Kalawati Devi, her son had taken Rs2m from local lenders to establish his business, but due to the pandemic, his business never took off and he was unable to repay the money.

“For the last few months, lenders have been calling him regularly for their money. As Vimal was unable to return the amount, he got depressed,” said Kalawati Devi, in her statement to the police.

“On Thursday, Vimal returned home around 11:00pm. After having dinner, he went to sleep. However, a few minutes later, he called me to his bedroom. When I went there, he said that lenders are continuously calling him to return the money and he is unable to handle the pressure. He then suddenly pulled out his countrymade Katta and shot himself,” Kalawati Devi said.

“Vimal was depressed for the last few months. Hence, his sister sold her gold jewellery and lent him Rs1,200000. However, Rs800,000 principal amount along with interest was still remaining,” she said.

Due to the debt, his wife, Nisha Singh, also left him.

“We have recorded the statement of the victim’s mother. Besides, the FSL team also reached the spot and took samples, especially the weapon. We are corroborating the statement of the victim’s mother along with circumstantial evidence. The body has been sent for postmortem,” said RP Sharma, the investigating officer from Arrah’s Nawada police station.

Indo-Asian News Service



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