Cheated in love, woman ends life as cops fail to act

Cheated in love, woman ends life as cops fail to act

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A 23-old-year woman committed suicide allegedly because police failed to act on her complaint against her estranged boyfriend. She went to the police station hours before ending her life. 

Manjula D K, originally from Hosapalya, Magadi taluk, was found hanging at her aunt's home in Byraveshwara Nagar near Chandra Layout, West Bengaluru, on Thursday night. She left behind a purported death note and accused the police of inaction. 

Manjula had got married to a relative two years ago but the couple separated. She relocated to Bengaluru and started living with her aunt. She was working at a mall. 

She came in contact with Ravikiran, a resident of Doreswamy Palya, and the two started dating each other. Ravikiran, a private firm employee, allegedly developed physical contact with her by promising to marry her. But he started keeping a distance after their families learnt about the relationship. 

Manjula met him many times and tried persuading him to marry her but he turned her down. She later went to the Chandra Layout police station and filed a complaint of rape and cheating. But police were apparently slow to act. 

Manjula met Virendra Prasad, the inspector of Chandra Layout police station, on Thursday morning. Police told her that Ravikiran's mobile phone was switched off and that they were still checking his call detail record. She got disappointed that police hadn't made any progress. She went back home and hanged herself. Her aunt rushed her to a hospital but doctors there declared her brought dead. 

In the death note addressed to the police inspector, Manjula said she decided to end her life as police didn't take action against Ravikiran. "At least you (police) arrest him now and make sure he is punished," the death note reads. 

Taking note of the incident, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Ravi D Channannavar has ordered an inquiry by assistant commissioner of police (Vijayanagar subdivision). Police have registered Manjula's suicide as an unnatural death. 

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