Jamshedpur, July 2: A day after a 22-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself from a wooden ladder, his girlfriend too ended her life in Mohali on Thursday in a similar manner, the police said.
Pragya (26), a resident of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, was the girlfriend of Sahil Kumar, a resident of Kurukshetra in Haryana.
Kumar’s suicide was caught on a CCTV camera and the girl was spotted near the victim at the time of the crime.
Kumar was working with a private company in Sector 66 in Mohali, near here. They were staying as paying guests in the same locality. The duo wanted to get married.
According to The Tribune, Pragya hanged herself from an iron ladder with the help of a ‘dupatta’ on her PG’s terrace around 6 am this morning.
ASI Nirmal Singh said Pragya and Sahil were working in the same company — Bestech Towers, Sector 66, Mohali. They were staying in their respective PGs in the same locality in Phase 11, Mohali. The duo wanted to get married and their families had no objection as well.
The reason behind the extreme steps taken by Sahil and Pragya was still unknown, the ASI added.
“Parents of both victims have been informed. Pragya’s dead body was also sent to Civil Hospital in Phase 6 where the post-mortem examinations of both victims will be conducted,” said ASI Nirmal Singh.
The Phase 11 police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.