A dejected lover couple, both engineering students and aged 17 years, was run over by a goods train in an apparent suicide pact at James Street station in Secunderabad on Thursday morning. The couple lay on the tracks in an embrace, the loco pilot told police later.
“By the time I could react, the train crushed them,” he was quoted as saying.
The two were identified as N. Nagarjuna of Shamirpet and Akhila of Bangalore, both students of an engineering college in Kurnool. The teenagers’ proposal for marriage was reportedly turned down by their parents.
They came to the city on Wednesday and met Nagarjuna's brother in Balajinagar. Sometime later, they left saying they were going back to Kurnool but landed on the tracks at James Street.
Woman dies of burns
Tayyaba Yasmeen, (28) who was undergoing treatment accidental burns, died in OGH on Thursday. The woman suffered serious burns in her house on Sunday night when she was reportedly trying to light a lamp during power cut period.
Women immolate themselves, die
Two women, who attempted self-immolation earlier in separate incidents, died while undergoing treatment in the city on Thursday.
E. Pochamma (50), a resident of Chippalapally village in Kandukur mandal, allegedly set herself afire on Wednesday night over some family issues. In another incident, B. Kistamma (55), a resident Talasingaram village under Chotuppal police station limits allegedly set on fire herself on Wednesday night. The police said that Kistamma’s daughter and son-in-law died a few years ago and since than she was looking after their two children.
Worried over the future of her grandchildren and under depression she set herself on fire.