Neighbours told police the couple consumed poison after their dinner and though the villagers took the couple to hospital, Riya died on the way and Raju succumbed to the poison after he was admitted.
Police went to the area in Khargram to interrogate the family members and found out that Raju had gifted a mobile phone to Riya, which became a bone of contention among his relatives. His mother Putul brother Suku and a sister Dolly Pramanik, kept badgering the couple over the gift and finally drove the young married couple to end their lives.
Riya’s family alleged that since her marriage to Raju 7 months before she had been mentally tortured by her in-laws. Raju’s brother, Rabi, claimed he had moved to Behrampore as even he could not bear the family torture.