Homemaker, law student set themselves on fire

Upset over differences of opinion with her husband, Saraswathi, 25, allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze in Rajajinagar police limits early Friday morning. She was a resident of Mariyappanapalya.

She was married to Shivashankar, 32, a private company employee, five years ago. The couple have a daughter. Differences had cropped up between them in the recent past over some issue. 

On Friday, Saraswathi came out of the house carrying a can of kerosene around 2:30 am she locked the house from outside, poured the kerosene over her and set herself on fire. Some of the neighbours rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was declared brought dead, said the police.

Ends life in lodge
In another incident, a 23-year-old man set himself ablaze inside a room at a lodge in Commercial Street police limits. Sunil Gangadhar Kotekar a law student in Pune is the dead, said the police.

The victim’s elder brother stays at Whitefield. Sunil had come to Bangalore on Thursday afternoon and booked the room at Central Lodge on Infantry Road. It is not known whether he had gone to his brother’s house before booking the room.

The lodge boys noticed smoke emanating from the room and broke it open. They saw Sunil in flames and shifted him to a nearby hospital. He breathed his last on the way to the hospital, said the police.
In a death note, Sunil has held his brother’s wife responsible for his taking the extreme step. The police summoned Sunil’s brother to the station for interrogation.
According to his brother’s statement, he used to send money to Sunil for his studies every month. However, he had stopped sending him money in the last couple of months, as he found Sunil deviating from his studies. Sunil suspected his sister-in-law’s hand behind his brother’s move. Hence, he mentioned her name in the death note, Sunil’s brother told the police.

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