Daijiworld Media Network - Beltangady (SP)
Beltangady, Jul 21: A youngster who was overtaken by worry over the fact that his elder sister had fallen in love with a youth belonging to another caste, and that her marriage was about to be fixed with him, hanged himself near his home recently.
Kartik (19), resident of Golithottu Palke in Baraya Kanyady in the taluk was the victim of this incident. It is said that his family had discussed the issue of his elder sister's love affair with a boy from outside their caste and the family's approval of this relationship. The family members also favoured holding of the marriage of the two shortly, it is said.
Beltangady police station (file photo)
In a report filed in Beltangady police station, the family said that the teenager would have ended his life because of his disapproval of this marriage and worry about his sister's future.