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Couple attempts suicide, gets married in hospital after parents’ consent

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 January 2019, 11:44 AM
After the suicide attempts by their children, the parents agreed to their union and gave consent to marry each other. (ANI Photo)
After the suicide attempts by their children, the parents agreed to their union and gave consent to marry each other. (ANI Photo)

A 20-year-old girl and her 21-year-old boyfriend, who attempted suicide by drinking pesticide, got married at a hospital in Telangana’s Vikarabad on Thursday. The girl Reshma Begum was in love with his man Nawaz and both wanted to get married. Reshma told her parents about her plans but they refused to grant her permission. Following the opposition from parents, Reshma attempted suicide. Knowing about her girlfriend’s condition, Nawaz also tried to give up his life and landed in the same hospital where Reshma was undergoing treatment.

Moved by the suicide attempts by their children, the parents agreed to their union and gave consent to marry each other.  Following this, the couple tied the knot in a traditional Muslim wedding in the hospital premises.

According to the Vikarabad police, Reshma’s elder sister was married to Nawaz’s brother and that’s how they both got to know each other and began dating two years ago. However, their relationship didn’t get the approval of their parents.

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Upset with this, Reshma swallowed poison and rushed to a local hospital. Upon learning about his lover’s suicide attempt, Nawaz went to the hospital where she was admitted and tried to kill himself by consuming pesticide.

The doctors and nurses of the hospital counseled the parents and the family agreed to their union. Aft6er this, both got married at the same hospital in the presence of the hospital staff.

First Published: Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:43 AM
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