Cousins in love end their lives by consuming poison in UP’s Mahoba

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Banda: Two cousins who were in love allegedly died by suicide in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba district on Wednesday. The two ended their lives by consuming poison. The incident took place in Charkhari area of Mahoba district adjacent to Banda, police said.

Families didn’t know about their affair

The deceased identified as Surendra, aged 22, and his 20-year-old female cousin, studied in the same college and had been in a relationship for a long time. Their families did not know about their affair, according to police. Charkhari Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Harshita Gangwar said that Surendra consumed poison in a field, while the woman, who lives in his neighbourhood, killed herself at her home.

Both died

The two were rushed to a Community Health Center in Charkhari by their families. While the man was declared dead by the doctor, the woman was referred to the district hospital. However, she too died before reaching there. During the investigation, it was revealed that the man and the woman were cousins and both were in the same college and had been seeing each other for a long time.

Families of both deceased were unaware about their affair but Surendra told hi family about it while he was being taken to hospital for treatment. He had also expressed his wish to marry his cousin. He only informed his family that the woman had also consumed poison, the police officer said. An investigation has been launched into the matter and bodied have been sent for post mortem examination, she added.

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