An India-born doctor in the U.K. has reportedly committed suicide after his parents, citing cultural differences, disapproved of his plan to marry his British fiancee and fellow physician, who also did not agree to a Hindu wedding.
Bangalore-born anaesthetist Madhu Honnaiah, 33, swallowed drugs from Singleton Hospital in Swansea where he worked after splitting with fiancee Dr. Emma Wrighton.
An inquest heard his parents had objected to his engagement to British-born Dr. Wrighton, 32, who had refused to have a Hindu wedding, the Daily Mail reported.
Dr. Honnaiah was alone when he injected himself with two drugs used in surgery seven months after their split.
The inquest heard Dr. Honnaiah had begun a relationship with Dr. Wrighton in 2008 while working in Liverpool. Dr. Wrighton then got a job in Australia but the pair stayed in touch — and moved in together when she returned to Britain.