Humiliation drives youth to suicide

Humiliation drives youth to suicide

Humiliation drives youth to suicide

A youth committed suicide allegedly by consuming pesticide, after he was beaten up by the parent of his girlfriend in public on Wednesday night. 

T N Raghavendra (24), a final year student of MSc at a private college in Belavangala, was in love with his neighbour. On Wednesday, when the girl’s father, Byregowda came to know about their affair, he and his relatives beat up Raghavendra in public, the police said.  

Upset over the incident, Raghavendra borrowed his friend’s bike, drove to a nearby chemical fertiliser shop and bought a bottle of pesticide. 

As Raghvendra's family was into agriculture and were regular customers, the shop owner unsuspectingly handed over the pesticide to him.

Late in the night, when Raghavendra did not return home, his father Narayangowda filed a complaint with the Rajanukunte police. On Thursday morning, the police on patrol noticed the bike parked on Kakol Main Road. 

“Since the bike had the key on it, we looked around the area for its owner. Soon we discovered a body in the nearby area. Since a foam-like liquid was oozing out of his mouth, we immediately shifted him to Yelahanka government hospital. The doctors declared him brought dead and conducted post morterm,” a police officer said.

The police, based on the photograph provided by Raghavendra's father, ascertained his identity and informed his family members. Raghavendra stayed with his parents and elder brother at Tippur near Doddabelavangala at Doddaballapura taluk.

The Rajanukunte police have booked a case under Sections 306 (abetment to commit suicide) and 355 (assault with intent to dishonour person) of IPC against seven members of the girl’s family, including the girl, and are investigating the matter. 

Jewellery shop looted

Thieves broke into a jewellery shop in Magadi and decamped with jewellery worth lakh of rupees, early Thursday morning. 

According to police, the thieves, in a well planned operation, had turned the street light to another direction and under cover of darkness opened the shop’s main shutter with gas cutter, before spiriting away with 16 kg of gold, three kilo silver and Rs 1.75 lakh.

The store owner S N Nataraj, on finding the shutter damaged, alerted the police, who arrived with dog squad and finger print experts, but failed to get any clue. 

The Magadi police have registered a case and are investigating. This is the second time, in almost a year, Nataraj has been robbed. Last year, four miscreants had robbed him of jewellery while carrying them home.

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