MYSORE: Two girls allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Cauvery near Arakeshwara Temple on the outskirts of K.R. Nagar town on Sunday. The police gave the names of the victims as Yaseen Taj (17) and her younger sister Naveen Taj (16). They are the daughters of Sheikh Mohammad of Aswal village in Periyapatna taluk. Superintendent of Police Rama Subba told The Hindu that it was a suicide pact. The bodies have not been recovered yet. The police suspected that the bodies might have been washed away in the river. However, expert divers have been pressed into service to retrieve the bodies, Mr. Rama Subba said. The reasons for the suicide are being investigated, the police said. — Staff Correspondent

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