BENGALURU: The woman who committed suicide by jumping into a well in Uttaradi mutt on Monday has been identified by the police. Police said she was committed to die and she chose the day based on her religious beliefs.
Seethalakshmi (45), a native of Mandya, jumped into the well on Monday evening. Police were able to identify her after getting CCTV footage. A police source said, “We think the woman was highly religious and had a clear intention of committing suicide on Vaikunta Ekadashi. It seems she believed that those who die on this day will get moksha.”
Seethalakshmi was living with her brother Vishwanath in Mandya. On Monday morning, she borrowed some money from him and left home. She reached Bengaluru and around 3 pm, she called a relative from a pay phone. She said she would commit suicide in some time and cut the call before the relative could respond. Her relatives then returned the call only to find out it was a pay phone near the Uttaradi Mutt in Shankarpuram.
A boy saw her body floating in the well around 7 pm. Vishwanath, who had come looking for her, was told about the body and he rushed to Shankarpuram police station and identified the body.
“According to her relatives, the woman was mentally disturbed. Investigation is on to establish the specific reasons behind the woman’s act,” a police source told Express.