A couple, who were planning to get married, allegedly attempted suicide by consuming poison on Monday following opposition from their families to their interfaith union.
Izbulla (23) and Sushma (19), both from Shivamogga, are said to have consumed insecticide at a house in Bagadera Koplu in the city. Neighbours in the locality, who found them struggling for breath, took them to the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences for treatment.
Izbulla, an interior designer, has been living in Hassan for the last six years. Sushma, a diploma student in Bengaluru, visited the city on Sunday and stayed with Izbulla. According to the police, they have been in a relationship for the past four years. Doctors, said they are both out of danger.