BENGALURU: Tension gripped residents of Hongasandra in Bommanahalli near Electronics City after a drunk man climbed a building, caught a live electrical wire to end his life on Friday evening. He died of electrocution and locals started recording the incident for a few minutes instead of preventing it. The deceased has been identified as Raju T, a native of Tamil Nadu. He was residing at Balaji Layout along with his wife and two children. He wasn’t working and was addicted to alcohol.
A senior police officer said that the incident took place around 2.30 pm when Raju climbed a four-storeyed building. He came down near the electrical wire and held it. The residents started shouting at him but he did not listen to them. As he held on to the wire, he got electrocuted and fell down. The police were alerted and he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Raju’s father in-law Thimmarayappa, a vegetable vendor told police that Raju usually didn’t return home most days after he got addicted to alcohol. He was thrashed by the residents as he used to harass them to ask money to buy liquor.
Ganesh Naik, an eye-witness said that Raju was seen at a nearby bar before he climbed the building. “He often quarrelled with the locals for not buying alcohol for him. The security guard at the factory had gone for lunch when he climbed the building and he intentionally held the wire to end his life. BESCOM staff were also alerted about the incident,” he added.