Young couple commits suicide after family rejects engagement

A young couple in Beheira committed suicide on Monday after the girl’s family refused to let her marry the young man.
The girl jumped off the balcony of her home and later died in the hospital. After hearing of her death, the would-be fiancee jumped into the Mahmoudiya Canal near the hospital, where he, too, died.
A lot of social pressure is placed on young women to marry husbands who can provide for them in a way in which the family approves. For example, each man is expected to have a job, as well as purchase and furnish a home for the couple to live in.  
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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