BANGALORE: Upset over her husband’s death, a 48-year-old woman and her son, an MBA student, committed suicide by consuming poison at their house in Austin Town. A relative found the bodies on Thursday and informed the police. The deceased are Vidya James and Christopher (25).
Police said James, who ran a packaged drinking water business, succumbed to an illness on August 8. Distressed by his death, the woman and her son shut down the business two weeks ago. On Tuesday, Christopher gave `25,000 to a friend and told him he would collect it later.
The suicide came to light on Thursday when James’ older brother repeatedly tried contacting them over phone. When he reached his brother’s house, he found the door locked from the inside. On sensing foul smell emanating from the house, he grew suspicious and called neighbours who then broke open the door.
Man Strangles Lover to Death
A 38-year-old woman was strangled to death by her lover over a trivial issue at their house in Kamakshipalya on Thursday. The accused Srinivas, a painter, is absconding.
The deceased Uma, a native of Ramanagaram, was married to Rangaiah, who died five years ago. Uma left her two children at her uncle’s house in her hometown and was living alone at Agrahara Dasarahalli.
Srinivas, who came in contact with her about a year ago, got into a relationship with her and used to visit her often. The two quarrelled often as Srinivas would come to her house drunk. On Thursday night, Uma picked a quarrel with him. In the melee, he pushed her and strangled her with her dupatta and escaped.