Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: A young couple from Palakkad, suspected to be lovers, were found dead in a bylane at Chinnakada in the city on Wednesday morning.

Kollam East Police Station Sub Inspector G. Gopakumar identified the deceased as Leena, 20, a final year degree student at a parallel college in Palakkad; and Nithin Kumar, 23, a student at the Government Polytechnic, Pakakkad.

On December 24, Leena arrived at Neyyattinkara to attend a relative’s wedding. Nithin joined her the same day and they eloped from there.

A woman missing case was lodged with the Neyyattinkara police by Leena’s relatives on December 25.

Mr. Gopakumar said the polytechnic identity card carried by Nithin in a bag helped the police identify the deceased.

He said that after the autopsies at the District Hospital here the bodies were shifted to the mortuary of the Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram.