Couple attempt suicide in Delhi

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 04, 2013 12:50 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) A couple in their 20s attempted suicide by consuming sleeping pills in a park here Monday as their families had fixed their respective marriages against their wishes, police said Monday.

"The man has been identified as Praveen, an ITI (Industrial Training Institute) diploma holder, while the woman has been identified as Poonam, a B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) student. They are residents of the Madipur area in Delhi," Deputy Commissioner of Police Sindhu Pillai told IANS.

A passer-by spotted the couple in Bonta Park, near Delhi University in north Delhi, around 1 p.m. and informed the police. They were then rushed to the city's Bara Hindu Rao Hospital.

Police said a suicide note recovered from the man said: "We are committing suicide as our parents fixed our marriage against our wishes."

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