The two young women aged 20 and 21 were found floating in a well. Their bodies were sent for autopsy.
Trichy: Two sisters died reportedly by suicide after their parents opposed their romantic relationship with two brothers of the Muslim community at Ayanpudhu Patti village near Manapparai in Trichy district of Tamil Nadu.
The bodies of deceased P Vidhya (21) and P Gayathri (20) were found floating in a well on Tuesday.
The deceased were daughters of daily wagers Pichai and Akilandeshwari who belonged to the Hindu community.
The sisters had visited their village on June 4 for a local temple festival. Both of them were in a relationship with fellow workers at a garment factory in Kangeyam near Tiruppur. When their parents realised that they were involved in interfaith relationships, they objected to it and an argument broke out. The sisters left the house and went missing subsequently.
Days later, a few cattle herders spotted the bodies of the two young women floating in a well near their house. The bodies were recovered by police and sent for post-mortem at the Manapparai government hospital. The sisters had reportedly sent a message to the mother of their boyfriends that they were going to end their lives.
“The police are investigating whether the real reason behind the suicide of the two sisters was a love affair or something else. The police will also investigate based on information on the cell phones of the deceased sisters and will conduct inquiries with their boyfriends and parents,” a senior police officer said.