Student hangs self over 'parental pressure'

Student hangs self over 'parental pressure'

A fourth-semester BE student at Cambridge Institute of Technology allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in the college hostel on Basavanapur Main Road, Gayathri Layout, K R Puram on Wednesday. 

Her failure in passing the semester examination with distinction is said to have driven her to suicide. 

Shortly before her reported suicide, K S Roja, 20, asked her classmates and the roommate to leave for college whereas she would stay on in the hostel as she had to do some chore. Once her roommate left, she is said to have spoken to her parents by phone before consuming poison. 

Moments later, she also hanged herself from the ceiling fan, police said. 

In a one-page suicide note in Kannada, Roja reportedly spoke about the despair which drove her to suicide. She attributed her extreme step to her failure in passing the semester examination with distinction — a dream nurtured by her parents. 

No one in her family had studied engineering and it was her parents’ biggest dream to see her graduate with distinction, wrote Roja, who hailed from Chadumanahalli village in Mulbagal taluk of Kolar district. Since she failed to fulfill her parents’ dreams, she decided to commit suicide, police quoted her as having written in the note. 

The suicide came to light when the hostel warden, who was on a routine inspection, saw Roja hanging from the ceiling fan when she peeped through the window, police added. 

Woman murdered

A home-alone woman was found murdered at her residence in BTM Layout on Wednesday morning.  

The victim, Nusrath Sultana, 45, was a resident of KEB Colony near BTM Layout 1st Stage. The murder occurred around 6.30 am after her son Imran Delvi, 21, left home for a private hospital on Bannerghatta Road for internship, said the police. 

Domestic maid Selvi noticed Sultana lying on the floor with her throat slit when she came to work around 8.30 am.

“It is not a  murder for gain as all her valuables are intact. Someone known to the victim has committed the murder as there was no forceful entry into the house,” said a police officer. Sultana’s husband Mohammed Delvi works as a site engineer in Dubai.

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