BENGALURU: A 63-year-old retired tahsildar committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling at her flat in a residential complex in Basaveshwara Nagar.The incident came to light on Saturday night after neighbours felt a foul smell emanating from the house and alerted the police. The deceased has been identified as Nagarathna, a resident of Basaveshwara Nagar 4th block. She was unmarried and stayed alone in the house. She was promoted as tahsildar before her retirement.
A senior police officer said that Nagarathna may have committed suicide a few days ago. The neighbours who sensed foul smell grew suspicious as she was not seen around the house since Thursday. Initially, they thought that she might have gone on a pilgrimage as she was into spirituality and often visited Ramakrishna Ashram.
Some of her relatives stay in the same locality but she did not maintain contact with them. Based on the alert from her neighbours, the police rushed to the spot and broke open the door. She was found hanging from the ceiling.The body was shifted to Victoria hospital for the postmortem examination.
"Nagarathna left no suicide note, and according to her relatives, she was under depression as she was unmarried. She had shared her health issues and personal problems with some people. Her elder sister living in Mysore had passed away and she was upset about that too.Her brother, who lives in Jayanagar, has given a statement to the police and made no allegations against anyone. He performed her last rites on Sunday," the officer added.