A man and a woman, reportedly having illicit relationship, committed suicide by hanging themselves in the former's room at Doctors' Colony under MVP Zone police station on Monday.

Botcha Vijaya Kumar (31) had developed illicit relationship with a housewife K. Venkata Ratnam (25) when he was working for a cable network in the city. Their relationship continued even after he joined in a electronic showroom at Srikakulam.

When Venkata Lakshmi started avoiding him after her family members came to know of the relationship, Vijaya Kumar was distressed and hanged himself in his room in the Doctors' Colony after informing over telephone that he was ending his life.

Venkata Lakshmi, who came to Vijaya Kumar's room, too ended her life by hanging herself in the same room. The police booked a case.

The bodies were shifted for post-mortem.

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