Police save woman who attempted suicide

Police save woman who attempted suicide

Swift action by the city police helped save the life of a woman who attempted suicide in the wee hours of Thursday over an alleged love failure.

27-year-old Komala Devi (name changed), a native of Bagalkot and a resident of paying guest accommodation in BTM Layout, is working for a software company over the past two years in the city.

On Thursday, she checked into a hotel at Maruthi Nagar in Madivala around 1 am and decided to end her life, the police said.

Devi slit her wrist with a blade and then called helpline Namma 100. She informed that she is committing suicide as she was dejected after a love failure, a senior police officer said.

The control room staff alerted the nearest Hoysala patrol and gave the victim’s mobile number. The Hoysala patrol vehicle staff traced the number to a lodge in Maruthinagar and rushed to the spot. They found Devi bleeding profusely and immediately shifted her to St John’s hospital.

Preliminary inquiries revealed that she was in love with her colleague Shetty.

Devi’s parents were informed who then rushed to the city.

“She is still under anaesthesia and we are planning to take her statement tomorrow,” said a senior police officer.