Unable to bear harassment, woman advocate kills self

Unable to bear harassment, woman advocate kills self

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Unable to bear “harassment” from the area corporator, a 25-year-old woman advocate committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence in Mahadevpura on Monday evening.

The deceased, Dharani S, was a resident of Vivekananda Street in Udayanagar and lived with her mother Devi, the police said.

According to the police, the mother-daughter duo was having disputes with their neighbours over a property and had filed cases against each other a couple of months ago.

The mother-daughter duo had filed an atrocity complaint against a few of their neighbours, who, with the help of the local corporator of A Narayanapura ward V Suresh, were harassing Dharani and Devi by disconnecting electricity and water supply to their residence.

Unable to bear the harassment, Dharani hanged herself around 7.30 pm at her house. There was no suicide note.

Devi, in a complaint to the Mahadevapura police, stated that her daughter committed suicide due to mental torture meted out by seven neighbours, including Suresh and two other women who were Dharani’s and Devi’s neighbours.

The Mahadevapura police have registered an FIR, including IPC Sections related to atrocity, as Dharani and Devi belong to the Scheduled Caste.

The complaint states that Dharani and Devi were victims of verbal abuse for a long period of time at the hands of their neighbours. Further investigations are underway.