The bodies of a young couple were found hanging from a tree in Unnao, while the bodies of teenage lovers were found lying on a railway track in Agra on Tuesday, leading the police to suspect that they might have taken the extreme step due to resistance over their relationships from their respective families.
The bodies were sent for autopsy and investigations are underway.
In Unnao, the bodies of a girl and a youth were found hanging from a tree in an orchard in Misri Ganj village under Ajgain police station on Tuesday. The locals informed the police who rushed to the spot and later identified the victims as Saurabh (21) and Kishori (18).
The cops later said that the two were in love but their respective families were against the relationship. The police also found that Saurabh went to Kanpur on Monday and took Kishori with him but a day later their bodies were found hanging, making it appear to be a case of suicide.
In Agra, the bodies of a man and woman with their waists tied with a cloth were found lying on a railway track near Jajau railway station within the limits of Saiyyan police station area on Monday. The duo, in their twenties, seemed to be in a relationship and they had consumed some poisonous substance and jumped from a moving train. The duo, found frothing from mouth, were rushed to a community health center at Saiyyan from where they were referred to SN Medical College in Agra but the doctors pronounced them dead upon arrival.
The man was identified as a resident of Kagarol area in Agra and the woman from Dholpur in Rajasthan. Their bodies were sent for autopsy.
Meanwhile in a separate incident in Gorakhpur, a bride's cousin was beaten to death for stopping the disc jockey from playing music facilitating marriage rituals to continue in the Gorakhnath area on Monday night. The entire sequence of a verbal exchange and assault was captured by a CCTV camera and the police were trying to identify the miscreants.
A case of murder was registered and efforts were on to track and nab the assailants. The deceased was the only son of the family and was studying in an ITI.
As per reporters, Sheshnath Singh's daughter was getting married at Gorakhnath area, when the bride's cousin Rohit Singh stopped the DJ after midnight. Some members of the 'baraat' started creating a ruckus after which Rohit called the police, who calmed them down. However, when Rohit went out to return home on his motorcycle, the same baratis surrounded him and started beating him with hockey sticks, rods and sharp-edged weapons. The family members rushed him to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
"In the CCTV footage, four people can be seen beating the deceased. With the help of the groom's family and locals, we are trying to identify the accused and they will be soon arrested," said Superintendent of Police (City) Sonam Kumar.