Romeo and Juliet – A love affair

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A DOOMED love affair ended in the suicide of the girl and the murder of the boy’s mother at Ambalapuzha, in Kerala, on Wednesday.

The girl, Haritha, committed suicide in her house and the boy’s mother, Padmini, was killed by the girl’s father in retaliation, Malaysia Nanban reported.

Anish, 21, son of Sasi and Padmini, from Paravoor, had been in a two-year affair with Haritha, 17, daughter of Haridas and Jyothi.

On Wednesday morning, Anish went to Haritha’s house with a thali (sacred thread) to marry her, but her parents objected.

They had earlier told him that Haritha would only marry after she turned 18. But he insisted on an immediate marriage.

Her parents threatened him and locked Haritha in a room.

When they went into the room after he had gone, they found Haritha hanged from the ceiling fan.

She was rushed to the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital but it was too late.

Shocked by her death, Haridas went to Anish’s house with a sword to attack him but he was not there.

He got into a quarrel with Padmini, 45, and hacked her.

Neighbours rushed her to the Medical College Hospital, where she died.


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