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Boy and girl slit their throats at the Taj Mahal because parents refused to accept their marriage

By Mason White 10:17 AM July 22, 2015
The Taj Mahal 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A young couple attempted to commit suicide in public after their parents refused to accept their marriage, police in India said.

Agra police said that the couple, a Hindu and a Muslim, cut their own throats after their parents rejected the fact that they have different religious beliefs.

They were found in a pool of blood, and rushed to a nearby hospital. Luckily, doctors were able to treat their wounds and are said to be in stable condition.

A witness at the scene told investigators that the girl cut her throat first and the boy followed her. The young man told police that they decided to commit suicide after failing to convince the parents to accept their marriage.

The two teens were identified as Rajveer Singh and Shabnam Ali.