Teen Couple Leap to Deaths After Her Forced Marriage

Bangladeshi pair ended their lives on Valentine's Day
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2012 1:14 AM CST
The lovers tied their hands together with a scarf before jumping.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A love affair between two teens in Bangladesh ended in tragedy after the 16-year-old girl's family married her off to a man twice her age. The girl and her 17-year-old boyfriend tied their hands together with a scarf and jumped to their deaths from a mobile phone tower, the Daily Mail reports. Police say the boy called his brother and told him they were committing suicide on Valentine's Day so they could stay together forever. (Read more arranged marriage stories.)

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