BAHAWALPUR - Love birds have allegedly committed suicide by shooting themselves as they were refused the free will marriage here the other day.

At around 1pm, the youth later identified as M Awais of Khanqa Sharif and the girl as Anoosha Mushtaq of Arif Colony Bahawalpur got a room in a local hotel for a short stay. They had told the hotel management that they are here in the city to see a doctor who will conduct the checkup at half past four. Both were students of a university.

After a few minutes they went to the room, multiple gunshots were heard and when the hotel management went to the room they found them dead.

According to the initial investigation report, they wanted to get married but their families refused to comply with their desires and in this frustration, they boy first shot the girl and then himself dead. The police found bullet cases from the scene. The dead bodies have been shifted to a hospital for post-mortem.