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Tripura couple commit suicide, loan burden suspected


Agartala, August 22 (IANS) A young couple, who got married 8 months ago, committed suicide in Tripura on Thursday by hanging themselves, police said.

Police suspect that a loan burden forced them to take the extreme step.

The incident took place at Ambassa, headquarters of Dhalai district in northern Tripura.

"We recovered the bodies of Pankaj Deb (26) and Papia Das (19) from their thatched house on Thursday morning. A postmortem of the bodies was done and a probe is on," a police official said.

The official said that a case of unnatural death has been registered.

Pankaj, an auto-rickshaw driver, was the sole bread earner of the family.

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