Mangalore, Jun 13: Two cousins, a boy and a girl, were found dead at Tannirbani here on Thursday June 13 evening. The case is suspected to be suicide.
Prathap (15) and Manjula (15) are the deceased minors, both residents of Moodushedde.
The deceased boy and the girl were cousins, it is learnt. The girl was an SSLC student while the boy worked in a garage. They were missing since Wednesday June 11 and their family members had filed a complaint with the Kavoor police.
The Kavoor police had reportedly asked the family to first check in all their relatives’ houses and only then, if they are not found, to file a complaint. As per their information, the family had searched everywhere.
On Thursday, a local noticed the bodies and informed the Panambur police. The police who rushed to the spot shifted the bodies to the mortuary in Wenlock. The police suspect that the two might have committed suicide by jumping into the water on Wednesday evening.
The affair of the two was not known to their family, however, when their alleged affair was becoming known, the youngsters, unable to face people, left home and reportedly jumped into the Kulur River. Their bodies were found at the river bank at Tannir Bavi under Panambur police station limits.
The bodies were found in an embrace with a shawl and a belt tied around them, it is learnt. Some papers found in the boy’s trouser pocket and their mobile phones have been taken into possession by the police. However, as the papers were soggy and mobiles phones switched off, not much information could be obtained from them.
Further investigations are on.