Couple found dead after son elopes with neighbor

Last Updated 13 December 2018, 20:29 IST

A couple was found dead under mysterious circumstances after their 25-year old son eloped with a married neighbour in Kalli Gowdana Doddi in Kanakapura taluk.

The man's family filed a complaint alleging that the woman’s family had assaulted and forced them to consume pesticide.

It is alleged that Manu, Siddaraju (52) and Sakamma's (42) son, had eloped with the married neighbour.

The woman’s family learnt about this and came to the couple's house on Wednesday midnight, assaulted them and forced them to drink pesticide. They also assaulted Manu's relatives who came to rescue his parents.

The woman's family even stopped an ambulance from entering the village around 3 am on Thursday.

The woman's family allowed the ambulance to enter the village only after the driver said he would inform the police.

The couple died on the way to a hospital in Bengaluru.

The woman's family members fled from the village after learning that the couple has died. The police are yet to trace Manu and the woman.

It is also alleged that the couple may have committed suicide on realising that their son has eloped with a married woman.

But the police have registered a murder case against the woman's in-laws and her husband.

(Published 13 December 2018, 18:19 IST)

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