Girl student found hanging

M S Vasanth Kumari

An engineering student was found dead hanging at her Vignananagar residence in HAL locality in the wee hours of Monday.

M S Vasanth Kumari (20) was a 6th semester student of Electronics and Communications at SCT Institute of Technology in Kaggadasapura.

 The girl, who hailed from Maveena Koppanahalli in Thyamagondlu in Nelamangala taluk, completed her SSLC with distinction and joined the Government Polytechnic for Women in Rajajinagar, before shifting to the college in Kaggadaspura.

In Bangalore, she was sharing a house with three college mates.

According to roommates Priyanka and Mangala, they chatted with Vasanth Kumari till 1 am, and the latter was awake when they hit the bed. In the morning, they were shocked to see their friend's body hanging from the ceiling.

In shock and panic, they informed the landlord who alerted the relatives of the deceased and the local police.

Contradicting versions are doing the rounds. According to her relatives, a few months back, she had undergone an appendicitis operation but continued to complain of severe stomach ache.

On the other hand, her roommates have revealed that the girl was in love with a boy, but her parents were trying to get her engaged to a boy of their choice.
However, police have registered a case of unnatural death and are investigating.

The college authorities are all praise for Vasanth Kumari. College president Prabhu has told police that Vasanth Kumari was a bright and disciplined student.

Another hanging

In another incident, a 37-year-old man was found hanging at his Sree Nagar home on Monday. Somashekar was depressed, according to police.

Cyclist killed

Rajappa (45) of Muttanallur, was killed on the spot when a BMTC bus knocked him off the bicycle he was riding on National Highway-17 in Attibele on Monday morning.

According to police, Rajappa was returning from his in-laws' house at Ichangur where he had gone to meet his wife and children who were on a holiday. The speeding bus knocked him down, and he came under its wheels. The driver fled, according to police.

One held for cheating

The CCB police arrested Armugam (50) and Vadivelu (32) of Jayanagar in connection with a cheating case and seized blank cheques, on-demand promissory notes, blank stamp papers, agreement letters, vehicle documents, Rs 1.22 lakh in cash and a cellphone.

The two were charging exorbitant interest rates on loans they had extended, police said, adding that the money-lending business run by them was
illegal.

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