BENGALURU: A 35-year-old lab technician and wife of a software engineer committed suicide after strangling her two young daughters at their house in Murphy Town in Ulsoor on Thursday night.
While a suicide note mentions no one is responsible for the deaths, the woman’s mother has alleged foul play and blamed the in-laws.
Police said Renuka G strangled her daughters Nishitha G (6) and 10-month-old Pavani. She and her husband Hemanth Kumar (39), a software engineer, were married for eight years and lived with Hemanth’s parents in Ulsoor.
A police officer said the incident took place after other family members had gone to sleep. After Hemanth left for office for a night shift, Renuka strangled her kids and hanged herself from the ceiling of her bedroom.
When Hemanth returned home in the morning, he found his bedroom door locked from inside. When repeated knocks elicited no response, he looked through the window of the bedroom and found Renuka’s body hanging from the ceiling.
According to Hemanth’s father Harikrishna, Hemanth had taken a loan of Rs 35 lakh and was unable to repay it. A police official said the couple had arguments over not saving money for their children’s future.
Renuka’s mother Sushilamma told Express that she suspected foul play behind her daughter’s suicide.
“Why would she commit suicide if her husband is in debt?” She demanded action against Hemanth’s family.
In her note, Renuka said her final rites should be conducted in her village in Chitradurga and money for that should be drawn from her account.