LUCKNOW: Bodies of a 19-year-old girl, Sangeeta Singh, and her friend, Rohit Kumar, 20, were found hanging from the ceiling of a warehouse in the Behta Gokul area of Hardoi district early on Tuesday.
Initial police investigations revealed that the two were in a relationship, but their families were opposed to it because of caste difference. Police said it could be a case of a suicide pact since the families were opposed to their relationship. Bodies of the two were sent for post-mortem examination to establish the cause of death.
Behta Gokul SHO Randha Singh said that the girl’s uncle, Vinod, had gone to Chandrapur Kherai village to get his warehouse cleaned when he saw bodies of Sangeeta and her friend Rohit hanging there. He informed the police. “We reached the spot and brought down the bodies,” said the SHO.
“We were also informed by the family members that Sangeeta’s wedding was fixed for December 2 but she was not ready for it and instead wanted to elope with Rohit,” Singh said.
The SHO also said that they both lived in the same village and studied in the same government school since class VIII.
Police said that Rohit’s father worked at a mill in the city while Sangeeta’s father was a farmer. They were opposed to their relationship because Rohit belonged to a lower caste. According to phone records,
Sangeeta had called Rohit to the warehouse on Tuesday to meet him for the last time and inform him that she was getting married.

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