Newly wed couple jump into river; Woman dies, man saved

Rajamahendravaram , May 29 A newly married couple's decision to commit suicide by jumping into a river in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh ended in the woman losing her life and the man battling for survival in hospital.

M Lakshmi Kumari (34) and K Prasad (42) got married on May 24. She was a computer operator and he an ambulance driver, they said.

Prasad was a widower and has two children from his first marriage, police said.

Fishermen managed to save Prasad and got him admitted to a hospital.

Kumari's body was later fished out of the waters, police said.

The reason for the couple deciding to take the extreme step is not known, police said.

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