A couple, who got married just two days ago, was found lying dead on the side of outer ring road in Mahadevpura after allegedly consuming poison on Friday night.
The bodies of Pandu and Anita, both aged 25, were first noticed by passersby, who alerted the police. The police found documents and a mobile phone that helped identify them.
The police also found a discarded bottle nearby, which they suspect contained pesticide that may have been consumed by the couple. They used Anita’s mobile phone to contact her family early on Saturday.
Police said the duo had been working in the same supermarket in Horamavu for two years and had fallen in love. Pandu, a resident of Banaswadi, was employed as a supervisor while Anita, who was living in Cox Town, was in the sales division. Their families were opposed to them getting married because of religious differences, the police said.
The couple allegedly eloped and got married in Dharmasthala two days ago, the police said. Growing concerned over Anita’s absence, her family had lodged a missing persons complaint with the local police on Thursday.
Police also said the couple had handed in their resignations on Thursday.
Pandu’s family members told the police that they got a call from Pandu on that day informing them about his marriage to Anita. They told the couple to return home immediately. Anita’s family said they were clueless about the marriage. The bodies have been shifted to Bowring Hospital for post-mortem.