Teens commit suicide on Valentine's Day

2012-02-14 13:01

Dhaka - A 16-year-old girl and her 17-year-old lover committed suicide in southern Bangladesh on Valentine's Day after the girl was forced to marry another man, police said on Tuesday.

The bodies of Mitu Molla and Soud Sheikh were found with "each of their hands tied together with a scarf" after they jumped from a mobile phone tower in Gopalganj district, police inspector Sarojit Biswas said.

"They died on the way to a clinic. It appears that the teenagers, who are from two neighbouring villages, had a love affair and they chose Valentine's Day to kill themselves," Biswas said.

He said Molla's family took her to a town 200km from her village two months ago and married her off to a man twice her age against her will after the affair with Sheikh became public.

Sheikh, a high school student in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, secretly returned to the village on Monday night to meet the girl, who had also gone back to visit her parents' home, Biswas said.

"Most probably the boy and the girl talked over mobile phones to decide on the suicide pact," he added.


  • - 2012-02-14 13:14

    So Sad :(

      rbczovczov - 2012-02-14 15:59

      Its sad they decided on suicide without exhausting all other avenues of solving their problem. Cant believe in this day in age there are cultures that still force women into marriage. Thats so stone age.

  • Kalakune Ramohlale - 2012-02-14 13:29

    It's such a shame that there is still forced marriages out there #########,look what happen now

  • Mo - 2012-02-14 13:38

    These countries need to grow up. Move with the times and stop treating women as objects.

  • Moi - 2012-02-14 13:48

    RIP. I think it's now was past time to stop arranged/forced marriages.

      Moi - 2012-02-14 14:05

      way, not was :)

  • rudilemmer - 2012-02-14 13:48


  • Nherera Lovemore - 2012-02-14 13:58

    Even death wont part us.

  • Diran - 2012-02-14 14:01

    It's to Important for Indian parents,you must marry rich and marry in a higher cast.Now go and mourn your daughters death!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Heiku - 2012-02-14 14:04

      So people in Bangladesh are Indians too? How does that work?

      Sudika Harkhu - 2012-02-14 14:21

      heiku go read up on the partitioning of india in 1947......

      Heiku - 2012-02-14 15:00

      Sudika go and call a Pakistani an Indian and see what happens.

      ajith.prahalath - 2012-02-14 17:55

      Haiku! Assume makes an ass of u & me. (For me: Anyone who watches Indian cinema is an Indian)

  • christine.barendse - 2012-02-14 14:02

    This is soo sad...and rediculous! Can't they stop this insanity? Why can't you marry the person you love?

  • Keabetswe Prince Mathabathe - 2012-02-14 14:42

    Eish... Its 1 of those said stories hey!! but above all their luv will last 4eva & To families out there dis is a lesson u need not 2 learn. May there souls "rest in peace"

  • Eunice - 2012-02-14 14:43

    soo sad...and rediculous!

  • Keabetswe Prince Mathabathe - 2012-02-14 14:43

    Eish... Its 1 of those sad stories hey!! but above all their luv will last 4eva & To families out there dis is a lesson u need not 2 learn. May there souls "rest in peace"

  • aardvarkie - 2012-02-14 15:04

    Why didn't they just run away instead?

      Doc - 2012-02-14 16:08

      Its difficult if you have no where to run too, they will be pariahs in their country. Being teenagers from an impoverished country it is doubtful that they had the money to escape their circumstances. Neighboring countries in Europe should offer asylum to these people because they are in essence refugees. My heart bleeds for these kids, their love must have been intense.

  • dendis.totong - 2012-02-14 15:20


  • Anton1981 - 2012-02-14 15:22

    So sad, but it seems its the only way these stubborn arrogant parents in the east that marries off their children, will learn their lesson. I hope her parents feel terrible, and rot in hell

  • E=MC2 - 2012-02-14 16:00

    Real life Romeo & Juliet... sad story!

  • abongilevalent.jaza - 2012-02-14 16:05

    May their souls rest in peace, I magine them as Romeo & Juliet wht a true luv indeed.....

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