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Incest charge drives couple to suicide

- Post Report, PYUTHAN

Jun 17, 2018-

A newly-wed couple, who were charged of incestuous marriage, committed suicide in police custody in Pyuthan district on Friday night.

According to the District Police Office (DPO), Shir Bahadur GC, 23, and Shristi GC, 17, of Jhimruk Rural Municipality-5 committed suicide by consuming poison.

 The couple came to the police post in Machchhi along with Tilak GC, the chief of Jhimruk Rural Municipality on Friday for discussion as a complaint was lodged with police on incestuous marriage charge.

The accused duo were sent to the DPO as the discussion at the police post was inconclusive. According to DSP Rajendra Pokharel, Shir Bahadur and Shristi started vomiting as they reached the DPO.

They were rushed to the district hospital but died during treatment, he added. The couple is suspected to have consumed poison on their way to the DPO. (PR)

Published: 17-06-2018 09:48

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