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Couple found hanging in Amber, police suspect suicide

Both were missing since Friday. Police suspect that they were in a relationship.

May 13, 2017, 8:48 pm

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Jaipur: A couple was found hanging from a tree in Jaipur’s Amber area on Saturday. Police officials said that prima-facie the couple committed suicide. The couple was cousins. Both were married. Police suspect when they realized that their relationship had no future, they ended their lives. The deceased have been identified as Phool Chand (23) and Laxmi (21). They used pieces of clothes to hang themselves, police said. Phool Chand had got married a few days ago and was disappearing since then. The woman had also been missing for the past few days. The family members of both the deceased had registered missing persons report. Sone passers-by spotted the bodies hanging and informed the police. A police team from Amber police station immediately rushed to the spot and brought the bodies to the mortuary of SMS Hospital for a postmortem examination. During preliminary investigation, police found that the couple was in a relationship and since Phool Chand was married off by his family members against his wish, they decided to end their lives. The police have not recovered a suicide note. Officials said that statements of family members are being recorded and an investigation is going on. As the news that bodies had been recovered spread, panic gripped Amber area. The bodies were handed over to the family members after postmortem examination.

First published: May 13, 2017