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Girl attempts suicide over objection to lesbian marriage

January 11, 2006 22:36 IST

Chafed by her family's opposition to her same sex marriage, an 18-year-old girl on Tuesday tried to kill herself.

The girl consumed insecticide and was admitted at a nursing home in Kankerkhera at Meerut.

She and her partner, who grew up in the same locality and know each other for several years, 'solemnised' the marriage at a Shiva temple in Kankerkhera.

The family, however, disapproved of the union and sent the 'bride' back.

The 'groom' was then locked inside a room where she allegedly consumed the insecticide.

She was rushed to a private nursing home where her stomach was flushed out.

Doctors attending on her said she was out of danger. The girl told reporters at the nursing home that the two had made a choice and will continue to live together.

She said they were 'living as husband and wife' for the last five years.

District Magistrate Ram Krishan said a probe has been ordered.

No police report had yet been filed in this connection, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajiv Ranjan Verma said.

"Prima facie, no case has been filed, but we are seeking legal opinion."

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