BENGALURU: A 29-year-old woman committed suicide after killing her two daughters at her house in Varthur near Whitefield on Sunday. The police said that the suicide note revealed that she had been suffering from a uterus problem and that led to her committing suicide.
The deceased have been identified as Asha, her children Keerthana, 10 and Lakshmi, 7. They were residents of Soolikunte in Varthur. Asha was married to Srinivas Reddy, a farmer, a few years ago and the couple was living with his family.
The police said that the incident took place in the afternoon when Asha was at home alone with her daughters. Reddy had gone to their farm house along with his parents.
Asha strangled the children while they were sleeping before hanging herself from the ceiling. Around 6.30 pm, Reddy returned home and found the bodies of his wife and children. He alerted the neighbours who then informed the police. Varthur police, who rushed to the spot found a suicide note which stated that she was upset that even after repeated treatment, the uterus problem that she had been suffering from could not be cured. “My children will become orphans and no one will take care of them after my death. Thus, I have decided to kill them before ending my life,” the note said.
18-year-old Commits Suicide
In another incident, an 18-year-old employee of coffee shop committed suicide by hanging at his house in Ramagondanahalli in Varthur on Monday.
The deceased has been identified as Rahul, a native of Chattisgarh.
The police said that the incident took place in the afternoon when he was alone at home. He hung himself from the ceiling. His uncle who had come to meet his father found his body and called his parents who had gone for work. They then alerted Varthur police who rushed to the spot and sent the body for postmortem. The police found no suicide note. His parents told the police that Rahul had been complaining about severe headaches and had not gone to work for a couple of days.
Goods Worth Lakhs Gutted
An accidental fire broke in an air freshener manufacturing unit on Pete Chennappa Road in Kamakshipalya on Monday afternoon.
Goods worth a few lakh rupees were gutted. However, no causalties were reported. The fire and emergency personnel, along with five fire tenders, rushed to the spot and managed to douse the fire after four hours.
According to the fire department officials, the incident took place around 3.15 pm when the workers noticed heavy smoke coming out of the unit. The fire destroyed deodorant containers and other raw material used in the manufacture of air fresheners and perfume bottles. The unit neither had fire-fighting equipment nor any ventilator.
The fire officials said Kanthi Lal and his son Sachin, who hail from Mumbai, were running the unit from the past few years and were illegally using gas for manufacturing the products. The cause for the fire is yet to be ascertained and police filed a case against the owners, a senior officer said.