Pradeep Pattanayak

A minor girl, who consumed poison after being deceived by her boyfriend, succumbed while undergoing treatment at VIMSAR, Burla on Tuesday. 

According to a source, a minor girl and a boy from Nunpani village under Dharamgarh block in Kalahandi district were in love. When the girl asked him to marry her, he didn’t agree, citing the reason for her belonging to another caste.

However, later they decided to end their lives by consuming poison. 

But the boy went back on the promise and didn’t take any such steps as they promised. On the other hand, the minor girl drank poison in front of her boyfriend’s house. 

She was rescued in a critical condition and immediately rushed to VIMSAR, Burla. While undergoing treatment, she breathed her last today. 

The deceased’s family members staged a sit-in in front of the boy’s house keeping the body on the road. On being informed, a team from Koksara police station reached the spot and tried to convince the deceased’s family to call off the sit-in. 

“It was when the boy’s family denied their marriage, the girl consumed poison. The boy’s family members got her admitted to the hospital. But she died. Our investigation is underway,” said SDPO, Dharamgarh, Dhiraj Chopadar.

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