In a case of an elopement gone wrong, two Class X students were on Friday assaulted and robbed of jewellery worth Rs 1.5 lakh by friends who had promised to help them in running away from their homes, the police said here.

Police Commissioner B L Soni said it was suspected that the boy died after being thrashed and over 100 policemen were searching for him in Saiwad area near Amer in the district.

“The boy and the girl, both studying in Class X in a local school, planned to elope and they left their homes on early morning and met at a place where their two friends were waiting,” Mr. Soni said.

Their friends had promised that they would help them.

“They all went into nearby forest area to hide but their friends began to thrash the boy, who had brought jewellery worth Rs 1.5 lakh,” he said.

The two accused fled with the jewellery leaving the girl and the boy there.

Their family members started looking for them and informed the police. The girl was found by locals and she narrated the whole incident to the police.

“The girl said that her boyfriend was badly beaten, and likely killed, by the two friends who also robbed them of the valuables but we could not locate the boy,” the police officer said.

Police sources said the girl might have been molested by the two friends, who are absconding.

“The girl is not in a state to give all the details properly. A medical examination was conducted by a medical board which suggested that the girl was not raped,” he said, adding: “We are seeking help of other experts to ascertain the facts”. -- PTI