Thursday, November 12, 2009

[ZESTCaste] Tech students in suicide pact

Tech students in suicide pact
TNN 12 November 2009, 05:20am IST

HYDERABAD: A young couple, both B Tech students from the city,
committed suicide after their families reportedly refused to accept
relationship as they were from different castes.

Sirish Goud, 21, of Sri Rama Colony Uppal and B Tech student of
Vastaya Engineering College in Bhongir, and Jyothi Reddy, 21, of
Dwaraka Nagar in Boduppal and a B Tech student of Aurora Technological
and Research Institute in Uppal, committed suicide by consuming
pesticide at a friend's place in Vikarabad. According to police, they
fell in love a year ago, but their families opposed their marriage due
to caste differences. On Tuesday, Jyothi and Sirish mustered courage
and went to Jyothi's friend Parthiv Reddy's place in Vikarabad to get

However, their family members tracked the couple down to Vikarabad and
made plans to bring them back to the city. The young couple got wind
of their parents' plans and decided to end their lives and consumed
pesticide on Wednesday morning, Vikarabad sub-inspector K Shekar Goud
told TOI over the phone.

Parthiv Reddy, who gave them shelter, noticed the couple in an
unconscious state and rushed them to a nearby hospital in Vikarabad.
As their condition deteriorated, the youngsters were rushed to Mahavir
hospital in the city. Jyothi was later shifted to another hospital,
but both of them succumbed while undergoing treatment. A suspicious
death case was registered at the Vikarabad police station.


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