ANDHRA PRADESH

Suicide pact behind girls' death?

HYDERABAD, FEB. 26. The police on Thursday said the mysterious death of two girls - Kavita (14) and Shantamma (12) -- whose bodies were found inside a water sump of an oil factory at Chandrayanagutta two days ago could be a suicide pact.

According to the Falaknuma Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sai Krishna, the two victims told a girl, Gangamma, that they had decided to commit suicide.

"Apparently, Gangamma didn't take it seriously and told about it after the bodies were fished out from the sump," Mr. Sai Krishna said. But, reasons for the suicide were yet to be established, he added.