Three teenagers kill themselves

Three teenagers committed suicide in the City on Saturday.

A 14-year-old girl immolated herself at her home in Bhakshi Gardens, Cottonpet, while a class IX student hanged himself at his house in Papareddypalya. An 18-year-old girl also hanged herself at her house in Kempegowda Layout.

According to police, Kalaivani, 14, doused herself with kerosene and set herself ablaze in her house when her parents were away. She was rushed to Victoria
Hospital with 80 per cent third degree burns.  She died in the hospital early Sunday morning, police said.

Before Kalaivani died, the police obtained a statement from her in which she said she was in love with Arvind, a man who lived near her house.

Her parents did not approve of the relationship, but Arvind was blackmailing and harassing her to marry him, police said and added that Kalaivani took the extreme step to escape the torment.

Armugam and Latha, the parents of Kalaivani, work as construction labourers. The girl was a student of class IX at the BBMP High School in Bhakshi Gardens.
Cottonpet Police have registered a case of abetment of suicide against Arvind.

Boy hangs self

In another incident, a class IX student ended his life by hanging himself at his house in Papareddypalya Saturday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Vinod, 13, police said. The suicide came to light on Saturday evening after Vinod’s father, Jayaram, returned home from work and his son did not respond to knocks on the door.

Growing suspicious, Jayaram peered through the window only to find Vinod hanging from the ceiling fan in the hall.

He later broke open the door and retrieved the body. Jnanabharathi police have registered a case.

Police sources said that there was no suicide note and the reason for the death is still unclear.

Jayaram, however, said that Vinod had been depressed over failing an exam at school recently. Jayaram is employed as a welder.

‘Depressed over poverty’

An 18-year-old girl was found dead at her house in Kempegowda Layout near Rajagopalanagar on Saturday.

The victim was identified as Jayanthi, 18. Originally from Tamil Nadu, she was living with her mother Sushilamma and brother Jayasheel, police said.

Jayanthi allegedly hanged herself from the ceiling when everyone in the house were asleep. The incident came to light on Sunday, police said.

Sushilamma works as a coolie and Jayasheel is a painter. Jayanthi was employed at a readymade garment factory in Goraguntepalya.

Although the exact reason for her suicide is unclear, Jayasheel told police that Jayanthi was frequently depressed about poverty in the family.

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