One killed, another injured in wall collapse

One killed, another injured in wall collapse

A labourer was killed and another grievously injured after a wall collapsed on them on the premises behind Andrew's Building next to Sony World on MG Road on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Cubbon Park police, the deceased Vedi, 40 and the injured Poobalan, 46, both hailing from Tamil Nadu, were working as construction labourers in the City.
Around seven labourers were working at the construction site.

While they were digging the ground for a sump, Vedi and Poobalan were inside the sump clearing out the mud while the rest of them were standing on top.

All of a sudden, a 20-foot wall collapsed along with the beam and fell on the workers, Vedi died on the spot and Poobalan suffered serious injuries while the others escaped with minor injuries.

Other labourers rushed the duo to hospital but Vedi was declared brought dead while Poobalan is being treated at the ICU in another hospital, police said.

A case has been registered at Cubbon Park police station and further investigation is on.

Nurse kills daughter

A woman allegedly killed her daughter and later committed suicide on Monday evening at her home in Hulimavu after learning that her husband had married another woman.

Usha, 29, a former nurse, had married Srinath, a cab service provider and a divorcee, and the couple had a daughter Sonika, 6.

Both the families had opposed their marriage as it was an inter-caste relation but later they had agreed, police said.

A few years into the marriage, Usha learnt about Srinath’s live-in relationship.

But Srinath told her that it was a thing of the past and claimed that he was faithful to her. But recently, she learnt about Srinath having another affair and when she confronted him, he physically assault her, police said. He would abuse her every day.

Fed up living with him, she called her up mother Savithramma and told her that she was committing suicide, along with her daughter, as she could not bear the torture of her husband.

She hanged her daughter before committing suicide at 6 pm.

She has left behind a diary in which she narrated in detail the alleged torture by Srinath.
Usha’s family has filed a complaint of dowry harassment against Srinath and his family, who are currently absconding.

Efforts are being made to trace Srinath and his family, police said.

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