A 30-year-old man and his niece allegedly killed themselves Monday, June 27, after family members opposed their decision to get married, authorities said.

The deceased were identified as Sachin and his 25-year-old niece, Soni, both residents of a village under the Barhaj police station area in the Deoria district of India’s Uttar Pradesh.

According to reports, the duo were in love and wished to get married but their family members were strongly against the ‘taboo’.

On Monday, the couple went to an agricultural field in the village and consumed poison.

The uncle reportedly died on the spot, but the girl managed to reach home and inform their family members about the incident.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died during treatment, reports said.

Police were alerted about the alleged suicide and the bodies of both the victims were sent to a medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

SHO of Thana Barhaj Jaishankar Mishra said they haven’t received a complaint from both the families so far.

The exact cause of death remains unclear at this time as the autopsy results were being awaited.

No suicide note was recovered from the scene.
 
A similar incident was reported in India’s Rajasthan, where a 38-year-old woman and her 25-year-old son-in-law, who were allegedly in a love affair, were found dead Tuesday, June 28.

Dariya and her son-in-law, Hotaram Bhil were found hanging dead from a tree in the Barmer district, Tuesday morning, reports said.

The bodies were brought down from the tree and sent to a medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

According to a preliminary investigation, the duo hanged themselves to death after leaving their home on Monday without telling anyone, the Times of India reported.

The circumstances that forced the victims to take the extreme step remains unclear at this time.

The police have registered a case of unnatural death and are speaking to the family and friends of the deceased.

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