Woman Shoots Self Over Sons' Marriage

Published: 07th October 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th October 2014 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Upset over the inter-caste marriage of her two sons, a 51-year-old wife of a land lord shot herself at her residence in Old Airport police station limits on Sunday evening and succumbed in a private hospital on Monday.

Prabha, a resident of Murgeshpalya, was married to Venkatesh. They have two sons, police said.

The incident took place around 5.30 pm on Sunday and Prabha shot herself in the stomach with her husband’s licensed revolver. Her elder son, a doctor, after hearing the bullet sound, rushed to her bedroom and found her lying in a pool of blood. He immediately rushed her to Manipal Hospital. She succumbed in the early hours on Monday.

The police found a suicide note in which she stated that she was upset over her elder son as he married against her wish a few years ago and younger son, an engineer, married a girl of his choice secretly a few months ago. She also mentioned that the incident should not be revealed to anyone and no one is responsible for her death, the police said. 

Venkatesh is paralysed after he following an accident  two years ago. Prabha, who single handedly looked after her husband and two sons, was depressed by the sons’ decisions.

She had quarrelled with them over this issue a couple of times and had also threatened to end her life, they added. 

Airport police, who are alerted by hospital staff about the incident, have filed a case.  

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