Bikaner: A 25-year-old youth was booked under the alleged charges of rape and murder of his girlfriend, police said here on Saturday.
The accused, identified as Kodaram, had developed a post-marital affair with the 20-year-old victim, who was the relative of his wife, they said.
Facing stiff opposition from their families, the couple tried to commit suicide by consuming poison on the night of February 12 during which the girl died. However, the youth was saved and was hospitalised.
Later, the victim`s family filed a case against him, police said, adding that further probes are on.