Youth jumps off building, lands in hospital

Engineering dropout was upset over objection to his love affair

The incident took place at Hotel Museum Inn around 9.45 am.

According to the police, Jaweed, an engineering dropout and a resident of Austin Town, was in depression for the last few months, after the parents of the girl he loved, objected to his marriage plans.

“He had a relationship with the girl for a few years and both the families had learnt about it. The girl’s family had initially agreed to their marriage but later refused after learning that he had dropped out of the college,” the police said.

They had also laid down a condition that Jaweed could marry their daughter, if he completed his education and found a job.

This had pushed Jaweed into depression. He was taken to the Frazer Town police station on Tuesday following a quarrel with a shop owner.

“However, he escaped from the station and stole a car and reached Museum Road,” the police said. He managed to go to the rooftop of the hotel saying he was a painter. On reaching the rooftop, Jaweed threatened to jump off the building.

Immediately, Cubbon Park Police reached the spot and the policemen tried their best to prevent him from doing so. The fire services department had also sent its personnel.

When the policemen reached the top of the building, Jaweed jumped from it and suffered injuries. He was immediately shifted to Vittal Mallya Hospital.

Hospital sources told Deccan Herald that he has been kept in a surgical ICU. “As of now he is stable. But we cannot say anything till 12.30 pm Thursday,” an official of the hospital said.

College girl found hanging

A second year PU student allegedly committed suicide after her mother reprimanded her for falling in love, at her house in Parappana Agrahara on Tuesday. The dead identified as Kavya, 17, a resident of Chennakeshavanagar, was found hanging.

According to the police, she was in love with a boy from her college. Kavya’s mother had taken her to task two days ago.  Disappointed over her mother’s remarks, she locked herself up in a room and hanged herself, added the police.

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