In a tragic love story, a young inter-caste couple killed themselves by jumping in front of a train in Andhraâ€™s Prakasam district on Wednesday, just hours after they had gotten married.
The couple, who were engineering students, left their homes to get married at a temple in Vijayawada on Tuesday. The two had decided to elope after their parents had refused to let them get married.
Battula Sandeep (22), a third-year engineering student at a private college in Chirala, was in love with Bhogireddy Mounika (20), who was a second-year student in the same college. While Sandeep belonged to Thimmasamudram of Prakasam district, Mounika hailed from Modukuru of Guntur district.
Friends of the couple say they had gotten married at a temple in Vijayawada on Tuesday. But hours later sent a message to them that very night stating they were going to die.
Their bodies were found on the tracks near Vetapalem railway station early on Wednesday.
Investigation has been taken up under section 174 of the CrPC.
Speaking to TNM, G Ramireddy GRP SI, Chirala said, "Both the deceased are from different castes, they must have ended their life as they feared facing their parents. The girl is from the Reddy caste and the boy is from Chowdary caste. We have learnt that they got married yesterday."
He also said that following an autopsy the parents of the couple have come forward to collect their bodies.