At one point, he and another local villager, Zula, entered a relationship. However, another man, Bokhai, was jealous of this, wanting Zula for himself and continued unwanted advances at Zula. This scared her to the point she felt the only way to escape Bokhai was for her and Ontan to run away one night. However, Bokhai found out about this and ran after them, stabbing and killing Zula. It's unknown if he also killed Ontan during this time.