Malti, 19, who was dressed in bridal finery was shot dead by her paramour cousin Sonu, 25, who then turned the gun on himself. The couple was in a relationship for two years but she was being forced to marry someone else and on the day of her marriage Sonu called her to meet him, so she told her family she was going to answer nature's call, but she never returned. After a long wait the family went to look for her and found the two lovers lying in a pool of blood. Maiti was shot in the temple and the villagers took Sonu to hospital but he collapsed on the way. The Senior Superintendent of Police said it could be a case of murder suicide and investigations are underway. The firearm used and mobile phones have not been found. One senior police officer said it could also be a case of honour killing.