Pilibhit (UP), Jun 11 (PTI) An unmarried couple died after they hanged themselves from a tree in Kishanpur village in Diyuria area here, police said on Friday.

Ashok Rathore (21) and Shilu Kashyap (19) had been missing since 1 am and later their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree here, they said.

Circle officer, Prashant Singh said the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

The villagers say it was a case of love affair, police said.

According to the police, Shilu's mother had called them at about 9.30 pm alleging that Ashok stole Rs 36,000 from her house.

Police then reached Ashok's house but could not find him there.

The matter is being investigated, police said.

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