BENGALURU: Five days after a woman’s body was found from Nandi Hills in a suspected case of suicide, police have recovered the body of her two-year-old son on Thursday. The child’s body was found a few metres away from where police found the mother’s body.
Police officials said the deceased Sathvik’s body was identified in the afternoon. On Friday evening, the kid’s mother, Pratyusha, who had left home with the child, had committed suicide by jumping from Tipu Drop on Nandi Hills. Her body was recovered on Saturday.
Pratyusha’s father, Nagaraj, had filed a complaint with Chikkaballapura police alleging his daughter was harassed for dowry by her husband Suman and his parents. A police official said, “She jumped from Tipu Drop with the kid and somewhere in the middle she left the kid from her arms. Search operation was carried out with help of locals for five days.”
Deputy superintendent of police Purushotham M L told Express, “We have got clues about the harassment by Suman and his parents and we have got a key witness. Before she died, she called her classmate and friend Dikshith, a bank employee based in Chennai. The bodies were in a decomposed state so we are sending DNA samples for tests.”
Parusharam Korwar P A, Additional Superintendent of Police, said, “We have questioned Dikshith. She had indicated to him the reason for her suicide.” Police said Pratyusha and Suman had been married for three-and-half-years. Police are on the lookout for Suman and his parents, who are on the run.