31/08/2016 2:07 PM IST | Updated 31/08/2016 6:02 PM IST

Forbidden To See Each Other, Mumbai Lesbian Couple Attempts Suicide; One Dies


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In a heartbreaking incident, two young women from Mumbai-- Sadhna and Reshmi, attempted to commit suicide after their parents forbade them to meet each other.

Their mistake? They fell in love with each other.

Reshmi died after she hung herself in her room. Sadhna is in the hospital, recovering after she attempted to commit suicide by drinking phenyl, reported Mid Day.

Mumbai police have arrested Sadhna's father and booked a local politician in connection with Reshmi's death.

They have been booked under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 507 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

Sadhna and Reshmi, the two 21-year-olds, lived in Mumbai's Chunabhatti area.

What started as a friendship, grew into love in the last one year.

On Friday, Sadhna's relative told her father that he saw the girls cuddling at Marine Drive. When Sadhna was confronted, she confessed being in a relationship with Reshmi.

He scolded Sadhna and asked her never to meet Reshmi again, the police told Mid Day.

Sadhna's father then met Reshmi and her elder sister at a local politician, Mahendra Nagte's office. There, he warned Reshmi to stay away from his daughter. Reshmi's sister told the police that Sadhna's father had "rebuked and heaped profanities" on them at the local politician's office.

Meanwhile, Sadhna attempted suicide at home by drinking phenyl. A heartbroken Reshmi hung herself in her room.

Sadhna is currently recovering from her suicide attempt.

Note: The names of the girls have been changed to protect their identity.

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