Teen lovers kill themselves after families object to romance

Teen lovers kill themselves after families object to romance
Two teenagers have committed suicide in the city of Fryazino in the Moscow region by jumping off the roof of a 14-storey building, police say.

­According to the preliminary investigation, the boy and girl were in love, but their parents objected to their relationship.

The girl was identified as a 15-year-old student of a local school. The boy’s name is yet to be established, reports Interfax news agency.

Investigators say they found the couple’s possessions on the roof.  A text message on a mobile phone points to a suicide pact, reports RIA Novosti.

Families’ resistance to romance is a common reason for such tragedies, when teenagers or young adults decide to take their life instead of overcoming the difficulties. In November last year, a young couple from St. Petersburg hanged themselves on the same tree in one of the city’s parks.

Before that, another couple in Russia jumped off a roof and survived, but badly injured their spines and legs and will not be able to walk unaided.