Failure in exam drives student to suicide

A student allegedly committed suicide at Thippasandra, Jeevan Bima Nagar on Monday, after scoring poorly in her exams.

The deceased has been identified as Vidya, 20, a II BSc student. The incident occurred when her parents, Venkatesh and Lakshmi, were visiting their native town of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. Vidya and her sister, Sonia, 15, who remained at home, were watching television when Vidya complained of headache and went into the bedroom. Sonia fell asleep while watching television.

When Venkatesh and Lakshmi returned home in the morning, they discovered Vidya hanging by a veil in her bedroom. The family rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was declared brought dead.

The Jeevan Bima Nagar police have registered a case. 

Motorist mowed down

A 39-year-old woman died when a truck knocked down the two-wheeler she was riding late on Monday night in Jalahalli. Latha Sathish, a resident of Sahakar Nagar, was returning home from her friend’s house in Ullal Nagar when the chemical-laden truck rammed her scooter near MES Road, Kuvempu Circle. She died on the way to hospital, police said.

Jalahalli traffic police have arrested the driver of the truck.

Burglars arrested

Police have arrested a gang of burglars allegedly involved in a series of house thefts across the City. The suspects were identified as Syed Ijaz, 19, Syed Khalid, 22, Syed Munna Khan, 19, and Mohan Kumar, 20.

The four men had last month struck at several houses in Kumaraswamy Layout, Chamarajpet, KR Puram, JP Nagar, Bapuji Nagar and in the Channapatna police station limits, and decamped with jewellery, cash and valuables worth more than Rs 20 lakh.

In another operation, the Central Division police arrested four burglars and recovered Rs 18 lakh from their possession. Prakash, 28, Ravi, 29, Imran, 26, and Muruga, 28, had allegedly robbed houses at Hulimavu, Indiranagar, Koramangala and Mico Layout.
Youth found dead

A 25-year-old daily wage worker allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in the Hennur police station limits on Monday night.

Brahma, 25, a native of Uttar Pradesh, worked as a carpenter at a private firm in Horamavu and stayed with his co-workers in a quarters. “Till 10 pm, Brahma was not found in the room. Our workers searched for him, but to no avail. Next morning, however, one of the workers saw his body hanging from a tree in a nearby field and immediately informed the police,” Pratap Singh, the owner of the woodwork firm, said.

Brahma’s father Jaglal told Deccan Herald that his son had recently married and had come to the City a few months ago in search of work. But he said he had no clue why he killed
himself.

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