Depressed Film Director Hangs Self

Published: 02nd September 2015 04:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2015 04:58 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: A Kannada film director allegedly committed suicide by hanging at his house in Sanjaynagar on Tuesday morning.

The deceased Uma Shankar was a well-known director during the 1990s.

Shankar’s mother was admitted to a hospital following a stroke. Her condition was critical and Shankar had been depressed for the past three days, police said quoting the deceased’s relatives.

At 10.40 am, Shankar was found hanging in his mother’s room.

Umashankar had directed the film CBI Vijay. He was working with a private TV channel and was also practising astrology. Sanjaynagar police have registered a case.

Security Guard Killed in Brawl

A 51-year-old security guard was killed by his colleague during a drunken brawl in an under-construction building on Bannerghatta Road in Mico Layout on Monday. The deceased Kishore Lal of Himachal Pradesh and accused Himmath Singh of Maharashtra were hired by a private security agency and were posted at Jain Heights apartment complex. According to police, Singh attacked Lal with a blunt weapon after the latter picked a quarrel with him. He then threw Lal’s body in a sump, police said.

On Tuesday morning, the building owner found the body and informed the police. Police found external injury marks on the body and interrogated Singh, who confessed to the crime.

Police Constable Dies in Accident

A police constable died on the spot after his bike crashed into a lorry from behind on Tumakuru Road in Madanayakanahalli police station limits on Monday night.

The deceased, Janardhan (27), was attached to the Mahalakshmi Layout police station. “The constable was a resident of Janapriya Apartments near Nidovondhe in Binnamangala, Nelamangala Town. He was going home on his bike after duty,” a police official said. 

According to police, Janardhan had been transferred from Sheshadripuram police station. He used to commute to the city daily from his house in Nelamangala, which is over 20 km away.

On Monday, he was following a VRL truck on NH4. The truck braked suddenly near Adakamaranahalli flyover and Janardhan’s bike hit the rear of the truck. He received grievous head injuries after falling on the road. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, police said. Janardhan is survived by his wife.

A case of accidental death due to negligence has been registered at the Madanayakkanahalli police station. Police have seized the truck and arrested the driver.

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