(Daily Mail By TED THORNHILL) – Police say two teenagers jumped to their death from a mobile phone tower in Bangladesh after the girl was forced to marry another man.
Police officer Sharmin said the boy called his brother and said the two were dying on Valentine’s Day to stay together forever. The teens tied their hands with a scarf before committing suicide today.
It happened in the town of Gopalganj, 104 kilometres (65 miles) southwest of the capital.
Sharmin quoted the families as saying the girl was married two months ago and sent to her husband’s home in Dhaka, the country’s capital.
Her husband was twice her age, according to reports.
Sixteen-year-old Mithu Mollah, however, secretly returned to meet 17-year-old Soud Sheikh. They were in 10th grade.
Love affairs are frowned upon but widespread among young people in Muslim-majority Bangladesh.