Homemaker found hanging, husband arrested

Shobha, 23, was found hanging at her house in Laggere on Wednesday night.
Daughter of Lakkegowda, a farmer from Byadarahalli village in Chennarayapatna, Hassan, she was married to Chandresh, 26, from the same village, a year and eight months ago.

Following their love marriage, the couple had shifted to the City due to parental objection. They lived in a rented house and were employed at a private garment factory nearby.

According to the police, as per Chandresh’s initial complaint, Shobha was against normalising ties with his kin and objected to Chandresh accompanying his younger brother, whose marriage had been fixed recently, to distribute invitations.
Chandresh had accompanied his brother, who had arrived on Wednesday, against his wife’s wishes.

On his return, Chandresh found the door locked from inside.

He broke it open to discover his wife hanging and alerted Rajagopal Nagar police who rushed to the spot and retrieved the body.

Lakkegowda, Shobha’s father, in his statement to the tahsildar, has alleged that Chandresh and his family were harassing his daughter for dowry apparently driving her to commit suicide.

Based on their complaint, Rajagopal Nagar police registered a case against Chandresh under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for abetment to suicide, Section 498A for harassment and under the Dowry Prohibition Act and arrested him.

Labourer dies of exhaustion

A 30-year-old man, a migrant labourer from Puttaboorlapalli near Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh, collapsed and died at Laggere bus stand on Wednesday night.

Nagaraj practised subsistence farming on a small piece of land in his native village.
In the past two years, however, he incurred huge loss and in a bid to make ends meet, he migrated to Bangalore in search of odd jobs, twenty days ago. He stayed at his friend’s rented room in Lava Kushanagar and found a job as a daily wage labourer.

He loaded and unloaded produce from lorries at the RMC Yard on SRS Road.

An asthma patient, Nagaraj fell sick on Wednesday. Unable to skip work even for a single day, he laboured 24 hours.

When he headed towards Laggere bus stand after the day’s work, he collapsed due to sheer exhaustion.

Though he was rushed to a nearby hospital, he was declared brought dead.
According to police sources, Nagaraj was suffering from high fever for the past four days.

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