Lover survives, woman dies in suicide attempt

The girl was rushed to Victoria Hospital where she succumbed to injuries. According to Dr B G Tilak, medical superintendent of the hospital, the girl died mainly due to shock and the boy had minor bruises and was unconscious. “The actual cause of the girl’s death will be known only after the post-mortem report arrives on Wednesday,” he said.

Police said Meghana, a PU student, hailed from Arkalgud in Hassan district. Ganesh hailed from Rajasthan and was working at a jewellery shop in Kalasipalya till recently. He quit the job two months ago and was in search of a new job. It is suspected the two were in love for the past nine months.

The two had hardly met and their friendship developed through telephone conversations. Soon, the friendship turned into love. Meghana’s parents told police that Ganesh called her a couple of days ago and asked her to come to Bangalore as he wanted to meet her.

Meghana told her parents she wanted to go to Bangalore to meet her aunt staying in Yeshwanthpur and arrived in the City on Monday.

On Tuesday, the duo lied down on the railway track near Binny Mill around 8.25 am. The Bangalore-Mysore Raja Rani Express ran over them soon after.

Meghana sustained severe injuries on her head, thighs, chest and her legs were torn apart. Ganesh was thrown out of the track and sustained injuries on his head. The railway police shifted the couple to Victoria Hospital.

“We could not find any death note. It is said her parents knew about the love affair and had opposed it. Hence, they decided to end their lives,” said a police officer
Meghana’s aunt Pushpa told reporters that she had been dropped to the railway station on Monday night by her uncle, so that she could board a train to Hassan. It is, however, yet to be confirmed whether the incident was a suicide attempt or an accident.

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