Telangana: Inter-caste love affair kills a young couple

Police suspect that inter-caste love affair could have led the couple to take the extreme step.

By Author  |  Published: 18th Jun 2019  11:38 amUpdated: 18th Jun 2019  2:08 pm

Jogulamba Gadwal: As if even death couldn’t separate them, the bodies of a young couple in their twenties lay on the railway tracks in Jogulamba Gadwal district, with the hand of the man placed around the back of his lady love.

In this heart-wrenching incident on Monday night, Lokesh and Kasthuri, both residents of Itikyalapadu village of Vundavelli mandal, allegedly committed suicide by going under a train near Peddapothulapadu village in Manopad mandal.

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Police suspect that their inter-caste love affair could have led the couple to resort to the extreme step, as Lokesh belonged to the Boya community while Kasthuri was a Dalit and probably, their parents were against their relationship.

Guruswamy, Manopad SI, told Telangana Today that the lovers might have taken the hit head-on, standing on the tracks and facing the train. He believes that had the couple been lying on the tracks side-by-side, their bodies would have got cut into pieces.

The mortal remains of the couple, who couldn’t be separated even after death, were handed-over to the Gadwal Government Railway Police for an autopsy and handed over to their families.

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