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Gujarat: Eloped couple commits suicide in Patan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 January 2020, 15:55 IST
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A couple, who earlier eloped from their homes, allegedly committed suicide fearing backlash for their actions in Gujarat's Patan district on Wednesday. A man who had helped them in running away from homes has also allegedly killed himself for the same.

According to reports, Prakash Devipujak, 18 was in love with a 24-year-old girl Hiral Devipujak, who was married to a resident of Pedhamali village in neighboring Mehsana district, inspector Y B Jadeja of Radhanpur police station said.

Prakash's relative Ashwin Devipujak was privy to their relationship and helped them elope, he added.

"The trio left the village on January 19 and could not be traced by their families," the official said.

They were found unconscious near Radhanpur on Tuesday evening and were rushed to Radhanpur Referral Hospital, where they were declared dead, he added.

Ashwin was trying to help the couple, but when the duo allegedly consumed poison, he thought he might be held responsible and out of fear, he too allegedly committed suicide, Jadeja said.

Ashwin sent his location and a suicide note to a relative from his phone, in which he asked the person to hand over his chain and his motorcycle key to his family and share his mobile phone's password with them, Jadeja said.

The deceased's bodies have been sent for post-mortem and further investigation is underway, the official said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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First published: 22 January 2020, 15:55 IST
 
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