BENGALURU: A 22-year-old woman attempted suicide at the city police commissioner’s office around 6.30 pm on Tuesday. A police source said the woman consumed the liquid in a mosquito repellent machine as she was allegedly upset that her lover had cheated her.
Police said Shyamala, a native of Chitradurga, worked as a staff nurse at a private hospital in Srinagar in the city.
A year ago, Shyamala met Bharat, son of a Karnataka State Reserve Police head constable, on a social networking site. They had met each other several times and, in the course of time, Bharat promised to marry her.
A month ago, Shyamala approached Bagalur police saying that Bharat had cheated her by not keeping his promise to marry her. Following this, the families of the two met and Bharat told Bagalur police that he would marry Shyamala.
He again went back on his word and started avoiding Shyamala, who then again approached Bagalur police.
Bagalur police asked her to file a written complaint, but she refused to do so. She, however, demanded that police take action against Bharat and mediate.
Upset over the issue, on Tuesday, Shyamala decided to take the issue to city Police Commissioner N S Megharikh. At the commissioner’s office, she drank the liquid used in mosquito repellent machines.
She was rushed to Bowring Hospital where doctors said she was out of danger. Cubbon Park police have registered a case. Police are looking for Bharat who has been absconding since the incident.