A 'living together' couple was found dead in mysterious circumstances in their rented room at Kapan, Budhanilkantha Municipality, last night.

They have been identified as Anish Jimi, 25, of Sankhuwasabha and Yunisha Rai, 22, of Khotang.

Though Jimi was found with a slight pulse and taken to the Chabahil-based Helping Hands Community Hospital, he succumbed to profuse bleeding from cut injuries. According to Metropolitan Police Range, Jimi and Rai had been in the 'living together' relationship for the past three weeks. They were not formally married.

They had met each other through PUBG before falling in love. A police official said the couple was addicted to the online game and used to be overheard shouting 'shoot! shoot!'. However, they were not overhead shouting last night like before.

Police said Jimi's mother knocked on the door after she heard like fighting or something inside at midnight. After the did not respond to her, their relatives broke the door open to find them in a pool of blood. They alerted the police about the incident later. A sharp-edged weapon was also found in the room.

Police informed that they had launched an investigation to ascertain the cause of their death.

Preliminary investigation suggested that Jimi killed Rai with the weapon before aiming it at himself. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

A version of this article appears in the print on January 8, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.