BENGALURU: Byatarayanapura police have come to the conclusion that a 21-year-old cab driver, who was found dead a little over a month ago, was knocked down by a train while he was threatening to commit suicide in front of a woman.
The incident took place on October 30. Devaraj, a resident of Hemmigepura, was found dead on the railway track at Byatarayanapura on Mysuru Road. Afterwards, one of his relatives filed a complaint against a sex worker, accusing her of luring him to the track and killing him.
However, during interrogation, the 21-year-old sex worker is said to have explained that Devaraj often met her in Nayandahalli and fell in love with her. He started forcing her to marry him, but she refused as she was HIV positive.
Around 8.30 pm on October 30, Devaraj forcibly took her to a temple near the railway track, and attempted to tie a mangalsutra around her neck. When she resisted, he threatened to kill himself and started walking on the track.
The woman, who noticed a train coming from a distance, ran behind him and pulled him aside. However, he continued to stand close to the track and both of them were thrown sideways as the train passed by.
Devaraj suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot. The woman suffered minor injuries and fled.
Devaraj’s autopsy report had found no external injuries on his body. Police have put it down as an accidental death.