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Many questions in tragic suicides

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The family of Sumeet Singh claim their son and the girl he loved, Radia Mirza, were truly in love.

Their son had even talked about converting to Islam and had last year completed the Ramadaan month-long fast with Radia.

 She encouraged him during the fasting month…

While they have no concrete proof that their son converted, the family were aware that he was totally besotted with Radia.

On Sunday, December 20, family members rushed an unconscious Radia to hospital after she had attempted to asphyxiate herself. She was found lying on her bedroom floor. The 21-year-old was put on life support in the ICU.

Rumours that Sumeet was allegedly chased away from the hospital after attempting to visit her are false, says Radia’s family. According to witnesses and Sumeet’s immediate family, Sumeet was initially not allowed to see Radia AT ALL.  It was only later that he was “permitted”.

At this stage, police have confirmed that no foul play is suspected in her death, although an inquest will be held.

Four days after her attempted suicide, Sumeet Singh committed suicide on Thursday, December 24, by hanging himself

Leaving everyone fumbling for answers.

She officially died on the Tuesday morning in the ICU ward at La Verna Hospital after coming off life support and being able to breathe on her own.

The female victim’s name and photo were initially removed from our story at the request of some of her family.

However, the couple were clearly in love and we would be honouring no one by removing her from this truly modern-day Romeo and Juliet story.

The young couple’s deaths have left many questions unanswered.

According to Sumeet’s family, Radia and their son had been seeing each other for years.

The last they saw of Radia was on the Saturday evening, a day before her suicide attempt. When they dropped her off at her gran’s home in Protea Drive, she was in good spirits and happy.

Both families have been united by the tragic, bittersweet love between Sumeet and Radia, and their tragic deaths.

Editor’s Note:

This is as close to the facts as anyone is ever going to get. Everything else is pure speculation. Let both families grieve and accept that some stories are just tragic and sad. Their love was real and in a world such as ours, can anyone ask for anything more?  The simple answer is that we will never know why both Radia and Sumeet chose this path. May they both rest in peace.

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Rod Skinner
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