Bangalore witnesses 10 suicides in one day

Bangalore witnesses 10 suicides in one day
Suicide (Representative image)
BANGALORE: In all, Bangalore saw 10 suicides in the past 24 hours.

The first suicide, in Srirampuram, was around 11.30am when G Vijayalakshmi, 34, a resident of LN Puram hanged herself. The mother of two was undergoing treatment for an ailment for a long time. Within an hour, T Ratna, 45, a widow residing in RC Puram, was found hanging. She was reportedly suffering from recurring stomach pain.

A 14-year-old girl, P Kokila, a resident of Okalipuram, who was taking English coaching at a centre on Magadi Road, returned home and hanged herself by her dupatta around 7pm.

In the fourth incident, an alcoholic, Raja Manickam, 48, hanged himself at home after drinking heavily. He often threatened to end his life if he wasn’t given money for buying liqour. Around 9pm Friday, he drank a lot, returned home and hanged himself.

Techie hangs self

Among those who allegedly committed suicide is software engineer K Praveen who committed suicide in his parent’s rented house in Chennamana Kere Achchkattu area in Bangalore South early on Saturday morning. Praveen, the son of a retired Isro employee, was found hanging from a ceiling fan around 5am following a fight with his wife, Swati Pai. Investigation revealed that Praveen had bought a flat in Swati’s name in Kumaraswamy Layout and Praveen’s parents lived with the couple and their 2-year-old son till recently.

Swati’s parents, Suresh and Sudha Pai, returned from Mumbai after retirement and started living in the same flat. There were disputes and Praveen’s mother was allegedly sent out of the house and his father, Krishnamurthy, joined her. Praveen and Swati fought over the flat and Swati threatened to file a dowry harassment case against him. A case was registered at KS Layout police station which was later mutually resolved.

“Praveen was upset over this. He’d visit his parents over the weekends and this Friday, he stayed with his parents. Early Saturday morning, he was found hanging,” said a close relative.

Other deaths

A vegetable vendor at Victoria Hospital gate, and resident of Old Guddadahalli.

G Sampangi, 30, consumed pesticide and died while being treated in hospital around 4.30pm. A family problem resulted in his death, police said.

K Sunanda, 36 married to Sunil Kumar for 17 years, allegedly ended her life at home on Friday afternoon. Sunil Kumar, who had quit his job in a private company and was trying to get a role in Kannada films, was sleeping in the bedroom when she allegedly ended her life in the hall of their flat.

Reshma, 22 and wife of Javed Iqbal, a private company employee, hanged herself at home in Kashi Vshwanatha Extension in KR Puram, Bangalore East. They were married two years ago. She had objected to Javed visiting his parents’ home. When Javed returned late at night, he found his wife dead. An electrician, Raju, 27, was found hanging in a building under construction in Rajiv Gandhi Colony off Cunningham Road early Saturday morning.

Source: The Times of India

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