BANGALORE: Ten people, including seven women and a scientist, have committed suicide in the city since Friday.
Praveen (36) hanged himself at his house in Chennammanakere Acchukattu on Saturday morning. He married Swathi eight years ago and the couple have a three-year-old daughter. They used to live in ISRO Layout but following frequent squabbles, he had shifted to his father’s house a few months ago, leaving his wife and daughter behind.
Police have found no suicide note and suspect depression led this scientist to take his life.
Kokila, a 15-year-old SSLC student committed suicide in Okalipuram, near Srirampura, on Friday afternoon.
Daughter of Perumal, a daily wage worker, she was a student of Bapuji School on Magadi Road. She hanged herself when she was home alone. Kokila was often scolded by her teachers for not learning English well. She told her parents she was not interested in going to school, but they would insist she go and study well. Upset, she killed herself, police suspect.
Vijayalakshmi (34), a resident of Lakshminaryanapura, hanged herself in her house on Friday night. A hypertension and diabetes patient, she was upset
her husband Govindaraju, a daily wager, was not taking care of her.
Illness might have also driven Rathna (45), a domestic help, to hang herself at her house in Ramachandrapura, near Srirampura, on Friday evening. Police said she used to suffer severe stomachache.
In the fifth incident, Rajamanikya, a 51-year-old bar bender, hanged himself at his house in Dayanandanagar in Srirampura on Friday night. Rajamanikya used to drink and had allegedly attempted suicide three times earlier. Srirampura police are investigating these four cases.
In the sixth incident, 15-year-old Revathi, a ninth standard student, hanged herself at Shantipura.
She was a student of Huskur Government School. Police said Revathi had been suffering from a severe stomachache and was upset that the treatment was not yielding results.
Her sister Chaitra found her body and informed the police. Parappana Agrahara police are investigating.
Reshma (22), a resident of Kashi Vishwanatha Layout in K R Puram, hanged herself after she quarrelled with her husband Javed Iqbal on Friday night.
Javed was a private company employee while Reshma worked in a beauty parlour. They were married two years ago.
Police said Javed wanted to go out with his friends on Friday night but Reshma had objected. However, Javed left the house. After a while he returned home and reportedly found Reshma hanging. K R Puram police are investigating. In the eighth incident, a 30-year-old vegetable vendor Sampangi ended his life after consuming poison at his house in Siddapura near Kalasipalya on Friday evening. Sampangi had a strained relationship with his wife, Kalasipalya police said.
In the ninth incident, Sunanda (36), a private company employee, hanged herself at her house in Byappanahalli on Friday night. A resident of Jai Bhuvaneshwarinagar she was married to Sunil, a private company employee. Police suspect marital discord drove her to suicide. Byappanahalli police are investigating.
In the tenth incident, Raju, a 27-year-old electrician, hanged himself from the ceiling of a building under construction at Rajiv Gandhi Colony near Queen’s Road on Saturday morning. Raju, a resident of M T Street in Vasanthnagar, was in love with a neighbour, who had turned down his proposal. Shivajinagar police suspect he was dejected and killed himself.