Mangaluru, Oct 13: Two college students who were in love with each other allegedly committed suicide by consuming rat poison at a lodge near the Mangaluru Central Railway Station on Sunday.
Objections to their relationship by their parents forced to them to take the extreme step, said police.
Greeshma, 21, a physiotherapy student from a city-based private college, and her boyfriend Vishnu, 21, an MSc student from a private college in Moodbidri, are the deceased. They both hail from Kerala, and were in relationship for quite some time.
Police said that the couple booked a room in a lodge on Friday. On Saturday evening, they consumed poison to end their lives. Lodge staff who found them, shifted them immediately to a private hospital.
Vishnu was declared dead on Sunday at noon, while Greeshma, who did not respond to treatment, died in the evening. Police have informed their parents, who have come to the city. A case has been registered at the Mangaluru South police station.
Two college students commit suicide after parents oppose their love affair