Love story goes awry; woman killed, man injured

February 25th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Garhshankar (Punjab), Feb 25 (IANS) The love story of a young couple belonging to different communities went horribly wrong when unidentified assailants murdered the woman and seriously injured the man, police said Wednesday.
According to the police, Suman Devi, 21, of the Gujjar community and Ashok Kumar, 24, of the Rajput community had eloped from their homes in Pandori village in Hoshiarpur district Tuesday evening.

They were in love and wanted to get married but their families were against the union.

Suman’s parents had fixed her marriage Saturday with a boy from their own community, police said.

“Ashok called his father Wednesday afternoon to say he had been attacked near the fields in the village. On reaching the spot, his parents found him lying unconscious in a pool of blood. Suman’s dead body was also lying next to him,” said a police official.

“We immediately admitted him to a nearby hospital. In the meantime, police have registered a case against unidentified attackers and have started investigations,” the official added.

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