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Girl attempts suicide over lesbian marriage January 11, 2006

Posted by qmediawatch in Lesbian, Suicides.
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1367750.cms

MEERUT: Chafed by her family’s opposition to her same sex marriage, an 18-year-old girl on Wednesday attempted suicide by consuming insecticide and was admitted at a nursing home in Kankerkhera.

The two, who have grown up in the same locality and known each other for several years, ‘solemnised’ the marriage at a Shiva temple in Kankerkhera after which the girl brought her 20-year-old ‘bride’ with ‘sindoor’ (vermillion) on her head to live in her Jawaharpuri house on Tuesday evening.

The family, however, disapproved of the union and sent the bride back to her house in Badam Mandi. The ‘groom’ was then locked inside a room and allegedly consumed some insecticide kept there.

She was rushed to a private nursing home where her stomach was flushed out. Doctors attending on her said she was out of danger but kept under observation.

The girl said at the nursing home that the two had made a choice and would continue to live together. She said they had been “living as husband and wife” for the last five years.

A probe had been ordered into the incident, District Magistrate Ram Krishan said. 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 the legal opinion on the matter”. Affronted by the lesbian marriage, VHP and Shiv Sena activists staged a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office.

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