RAHIM YAR KHAN - A love marriage couple attempted suicide at railway track near Khanpur Adda here Tuesday.

Reportedly, Mumtaz and his wife Shahida, residents of Kotari, district Jamshoro, were trying to commit suicide at a railway track when the police reach the spot and arrested them.

Mumtaz told the media that he married to Shahida in a court ten months ago without the permission of Shahida’s family. He said they have legal marriage certificate but a local landlord, Khuda Buksh, lodged an FIR against him for kidnapping Shahida.

Mumtaz alleged that the landlord was giving him life threats as he also wanted to marry her. He said both the husband and wife went to Rahim Yar Khan DPO Office several times for protection but the police did not take notice. He maintained after disappointment, they decided to kill themselves.

Shahida said that her father set her marriage with a 90-year-old man over which she decided to elope with Mumtaz. DSP Ch Mehmoodul Hassan assured the media that police would provide them protection as both can live in the city with fear.