The couple got hanged for arranging marriage elsewhere

A loving couple committed suicide by hanging themselves in Paikgacha, Khulna, as the marriage was arranged elsewhere by the family.

Their bodies were handed over to their families on Thursday (July 4). Earlier, they committed suicide on Wednesday (July 3) evening and night.

The deceased are Priyanka Mandal (21), daughter of Paritosh Mandal of Bain Bariya village of Paikgacha upazila and Braj Mandal (22), son of Amit Mandal of Maheshwaripur village of Koira upazila. Both of them were HSC candidates of Garikhali Shaheed Ayub-Mucha College of Paikgacha Upazila.

Paikgacha Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Obaidur Rahman confirmed this information.

According to police and local sources, Braj Mondal and Priyanka Mondal had a love affair. However, Priyanka’s family did not accept this relationship. Her marriage was arranged in Maheshwaripur of Koira Upazila. The wedding was supposed to take place today. Priyanka told her boyfriend Braj Mondal about her marriage. Then both decided to commit suicide. Braj Mondal committed suicide by tying a rope around his neck on a tree next to his uncle’s house on Wednesday evening and Priyanka Mondal committed suicide in her room at night.

OC Obaidur Rahman said that the bodies were handed over to both the families after post-mortem at Khulna Medical College Hospital. Two separate wrongful death cases have been registered in this incident.

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