Couple found dead

A youth and his girlfriend, belonging to different castes, were found dead under mysterious circumstances in front of a local temple at Eriyur, near Kallakurichi, on Thursday.

Police identified the duo as R. Kavitha of Sembakurichi and P. Kumar of Attur in Salem district. While Kavitha belonged to a dominant Most Backward Community, Kumar was a member of the Scheduled Castes, police said.

Kumar and Kavitha were third-year students of Tamil in a Government Arts College in Salem and were in love.

The two had left their houses on Wednesday evening.

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