A police constable and four associates were arrested for abetting the suicide of a woman, in Whitefield police limits. Srikala, (30), had committed suicide by hanging, on Tuesday. Her husband found her hanging from the ceiling fan and informed the police in Immidahalli. Srikala, in her death note, has accused constable Somashekhar, along with his associates Ramu, Girish, Prakash and Jayalakshmi, of harassing her over a loan of `10 lakh and cited this as the reason for her to commit suicide. Srikala and her husband had taken a loan of `10 lakh from a financer in Mudalapayla. They had defaulted on the loan repayment and had shifted their home to Immidahalli from Mudalapalya. However, Somashekar, the constable and the other accused were harassing them and were even extorting money from the family. Whitefield police arrested Somashekar, who is attached to Kumarawamy Layout police station.
Student Hangs Self
A BTech student committed suicide by hanging in his hostel room, on Sarjapur Road. According to the police, Mahendra (24) hailing from Andhra Pradesh had told his friends that he was depressed about his receding hairline. Despite trying various treatments, his hair did not grow. He was a student of Amrita School of Engineering. On Tuesday morning, while his friends went to college, Mahendra stayed in his hostel room. But when his friends returned to the room at 3 pm, they found Mahendra handing from the ceiling fan. The police did not find a suicide note from his room and are not sure whether his receding hair line is the reason behind him taking the extreme step. They will be talking to family members and friends to investigate the reason behind the suicide.
A 20-year-old construction worker died after he came in contact with a live wire. The incident took place in Ramaurthy Nagar on Tuesday evening. Siddalinga, a native of Gulbarga, had moved to the city four months ago. He was working in a building being constructed opposite the Ramamurthy police station. The labourers were housed in makeshift homes located on a parallel road, where he touched a live wire. Although he was rushed to a hospital, he was declared dead on arrival.