Man commits suicide after lying that his newborn died

Claiming that he was upset over the death of his newborn child, a 28-year-old man jumped to death from a flyover near Goruguntepalya on Friday noon.

Narasimhamurthy, a native of Anantapura, worked at a private factory and was living with his wife and children at Kamakshipalya. His wife had given birth to their son 15 days ago at her parents’ place in Andhra Pradesh.

On Monday, fellow workers found Narasimhamurthy crying at the factory. When they enquired, he told them his newborn son had died and sought three days leave to visit his wife.At 11.30 am on Friday, he jumped from Goruguntepalya flyover.

Dies on way to the hospital

Commuters rushed him to the hospital but Narasimhamurthy died on the way, police said.

Factory workers learnt about the incident and visited him at the hospital on Friday. They told police that Narasimhamurthy may have committed suicide over the loss of his newborn son.

Pictures on WhatsApp

After news of his suicide broke in the media, Narasimhamurthy’s sister denied reports that his son had died. The family is unable to find out why Narasimhamurthy lied to his colleagues about his son, she told the media.

She shared pictures of the mother and baby with the police on WhatsApp.

Police said his family is in shock.

“We’re yet to find out the reason for his suicide. We’re waiting for his last rites to be over. He might’ve lied about his son’s death to get three days leave, but we’ll probe all angles,” police added.

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