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Siliguri: A pair of young lovers has been found dead in their village in North Dinajpur. The deceased have been identified as Rehana Khatun (18) and Hussain Ali (20).

The two were residents of Lakshmipur village under Kaliyaganj police station area.

They have been in a love affair for the past one year or so. Amidst this, Hussain went to another state to work as a mason and came home on a vacation recently.

After his return, a dispute cropped up in their respective families over the relationship. Rehana’s family was allegedly opposed to the relationship.

Today morning, Rehana and Hussain were found below a mango tree by the railway tracks that run a little away from their village.  Pieces of a scarf were tied around their necks, while the remaining part of the scarf was tied to a branch of the mango tree above.

Police suspect that they two hanged themselves using the same scarf. Once they died, the scarf could not withstand the weight and thus got severed making the dead bodies came loose on the ground below.

Cops have registered a case of unnatural death and have sent the dead bodies to Raiganj District Hospital for post-mortem.