Husband's death, penury drive 2 women to suicide

Saundarya (28), a homemaker, who lost her husband in an accident a couple of days ago, was found hanging at her parents’ house in Kalyan Nagar. Anil Kumar (32), husband of Saundarya was killed in an accident on Nelamangala Road when he was on his way to Gubbi with a friend in a car two days ago.

According to police, Saundarya had gone to her parents’ house after the mishap.

Extremely upset with her husband’s death, she hanged herself with a dupatta from a ceiling fan around 2 pm when her parents were asleep. She has not left any death note.
Acute financial crisis forced a married woman to kill her two-and-half year old daughter and commit suicide by consuming poison on Monday.

According to police, Padma (22), wife of Chandra Mohan, an autorickshaw driver and a CD shop owner, poisoned her daughter Bhumika and then killed herself. The family was under stress due to financial problems as they had to spend a huge amount of money for the medical treatment of Chandra Mohan who is suffering from cancer.

Mohan was recently operated on at the Victoria Hospital. On Sunday night, Padma stayed with her husband in the hospital along with her daughter and returned to her Brindavan Layout residence on Monday morning.

Mohan asked two of his workers to check at his residence when Padma did not come to the hospital by 11 am. Finding the door locked, they broke it open to find Padma and Bhumika dead, police said.

Padma’s mother has filed a complaint with the Chamarajpet police. The couple were married for four years.

Eight held for murder

The Adugodi police arrested eight persons in a murder case and recovered seven cellphones, an autorickshaw and Rs 74,000 in cash.

The suspects are Satish, Mohan, Murali, Nicholas, Anand, Vinod, Harish and Attaullah Khan — all from Mahanlingeshwar area.

According to police, they had hacked to death Nagaraj, a rowdysheeter on November 13, and fled with Rs one lakh.

They were also involved in the theft of idols at Ardha Nareeshwar temple on Bannerghatta road. They have been remanded in judicial custody.

Car robbed

A gang of four unidentified men robbed a man of his car on the Judicial Layout Main Road on Sunday night.

Police said Gangadhar (23), a resident of Sirsi in Karwar district, was on his way to Bangalore to attend a house-warming ceremony of his relative.

The gang intercepted the vehicle around 10.30 pm, snatched the key and threw Gangadhar out of the car before driving away. 

A complaint has been registered at the Yelahanka police station.

Fire mishap

Furniture, files, papers and other materials were reportedly destroyed in a fire that broke out in an office located at the basement of M S Buildings on Monday morning.

Police said, no one was injured in the accident. Three fire tenders were pressed into service. The reason for the mishap is yet to be ascertained, the police said. They have ruled out the possibility of an electrical short circuit.

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