Duo hang themselves from tree in Kalahandi

Police on Wednesday recovered the bodies of a boy and girl found hanging from a banyan tree at Baddumerpali village in Junagarh police limits of Kalahandi district.

By Sudeep Kumar Guru
  • Published 13.09.18
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Bhawanipatna: Police on Wednesday recovered the bodies of a boy and girl found hanging from a banyan tree at Baddumerpali village in Junagarh police limits of Kalahandi district.

The duo, said to have been in a relationship, have been identified as Kedar Rana, 25, a resident of Kharlameda, and 18-year-old Tirumala Hans of Manikpadar village. The police sent the bodies for post-mortem.

Sources said Kedar and Tirumala were in a relationship despite Kedar being married. He also had a son from the marriage.

Villagers found them hanging at Baddunguripali on Wednesday and alerted the police. The duo used the girl's chunri (veil) to commit suicide. The piece of cloth was torn into two pieces in order for both of them to use.

Dunguripali police station inspector-in-charge Rajendra Dehury said they had registered a case of unnatural death. "We have handed over the bodies to their family members after post-mortem. The reason of death can be known from the report," he said.

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