Engg student commits suicide

H M Prasad (21), from Devapuradahatti village in Chitradurga district, took the extreme step due to alleged harassment by the hostel warden and security guard, said the Jnanabharathi police.

Some miscreants attacked the security guard on Saturday night. The guard presumed miscreants to be Prasad’s friends. Hence, he abused Prasad and complained about him to warden Siddaraju.

The warden called up Prasad on his cellphone on Sunday morning and warned that he would inform his parents about the Saturday’s incident. He allegedly threatened to bring the matter to the notice of college administrative board and prevent him from appearing in the exams. Prasad was very upset and had shared his feelings with some of his friends.
When his friends knocked on  his door in the evening and got no response, they grew suspicious and looked inside from a window. They were shocked to see Prasad’s body hanging from the ceiling and informed the police. The hostel inmates lodged a complaint against the warden and security guard demanding stern action against them.

Pedestrian killed

A pedestrian was killed on the spot while crossing the road near Banashankari Temple on Saturday night when a motorist hit him. The victim Shivanna (45), a resident of Sneha Colony in Chikkalasandra, was rushed to the hospital, but he died on the way.

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