Reprimanded for watching match, man ends life

Reprimanded for watching match, man ends life

Watching Chris Gayle’s histrionics in the cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors India cost a bar employee dearly on Tuesday.

Dejected by the bar owner’s reprimand for watching the match forgetting his work, Hareesh, 21, a native of Maddur, ended his life on the terrace of the building, where he stayed in a rented house at Malleswaram.

Hareesh worked at his uncle’s bar and was living with another relative, Naveen, on Margosa Road.

Police said on Tuesday night, Hareesh’s uncle and the bar owner not only rapped him for watching the cricket match on TV, but also threatened to throw him out of the job and send him back to his village. Hareesh was found hanging from the pole meant for drying clothes on the terrace. Malleswaram police have registered a case.

Conductor hangs self

In another case, a BMTC conductor was found hanging at his friend’s house near Railway Quarters at Yeshwantpur on Wednesday morning. The victim, Devendra, 30, was a resident of Kumaraswamy Layout. Police said Devendra’s parents had fixed his marriage with one of their relatives. However, Devendra had opposed the match.

He came to his friend’s house on Tuesday night and confided his problem with him. Later, his friend went to attend night duty while Devendra stayed back. When his friend returned on Wednesday morning, Devendra was found hanging from the ceiling fan. The Yeshwantpur police have registered a case.

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