In a suicide pact, a youth and his companion on Thursday attempted suicide by consuming sleeping pills in the vicinity of the Mokkallamitta on the footpath leading to Tirumala.

In stupor

The trekking devotees who passed by them found the pair in a stupor and alerted the TTD’s security personnel who in turn rushed them to the Aswini hospital at Tirumala for medical aid.

The duo who hailed from Guntur district was identified as Rajeev (27) of Kothapalli and Saraswathi (18) Pidugurallu and is said to have reached the temple town on Tuesday.

In love

Police said that Rajeev who was the maternal uncle of Saraswathi and a father of two children was in love with the latter.

With the elders of both the families refusing permision for their marriage the duo decided to end their lives on their way back to their native place.