Married man and his girlfriend commit suicide

A 27-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in East Marredpally area of Secunderabad for being chided by his wife over continuously chatting with female friend on a web-based messaging app, police said on Sunday.  She even threatened to complain and bring the incident to the notice of family elders.

Upon receiving information about the death of the man, his 19-year-old female friend also ended her life by consuming toxic substance, a police official said.

According to an official at Maredpally police station, Kumar ended his life by hanging himself when he was alone in his house. He did this after his wife Lahari took him to task for continuously chatting with his friend, a resident of the same neighbourhood.

“On August 15, Shiva got married to Lahari. The couple used to quarrel regularly, even on petty issues. Though no suicide notes were left behind by Shiva or Vennala.