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Hindu, Muslim lovers immolate themselves

Published : May 16, 2016, 1:49 am IST
Updated : May 16, 2016, 1:49 am IST

Upset by the refusal of their respective families to accept their relationship, a Muslim boy and a Hindu girl set themselves ablaze in Agra.

Upset by the refusal of their respective families to accept their relationship, a Muslim boy and a Hindu girl set themselves ablaze in Agra. The young couple, identified as Sonu Mohammad and Sheelam Kumari, locked themselves in a room, latched the door from inside and set themselves ablaze.

According to reports, the boy and the girl studied in the same school. Mohammad and Sheelam, who was a year junior to him, fell for each other but their families were against their relationship. Sheelam was forcibly married off to a man from Kuberpur, Agra on May 9.

 

Saurab, Sheelam’s younger brother, said, “On Friday evening, around 7.30 pm, she came from Kuberpur and looked happy. But around 4.30 am, she was found dead along with Sonu in his room.”

Sonu’s brother told the police that around 4 om on Saturday, he saw flames coming out of Sonu’s room. He rushed towards the room and saw their charred body lying on the floor. The entire room was on fire.

The police came after an hour and broke the wall of the room to get the bodies out. Families of both the victims have refused to lodge any complaint and the bodies have been sent for autopsy.

Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow