After rift over her wedding rituals, techie hangs herself

Last Updated 27 June 2014, 19:12 IST

A 28-year-old software engineer from Bihar allegedly hanged herself at her paying guest (PG) accommodation on Thursday.

The victim, identified as Nimisha, had moved to the City two years ago. She was reportedly in a relationship with Durgaprasad, also a techie and a native of Andhra Pradesh. Their families had consented to the wedding, but there were differences about wedding rituals, the deceased’s father Jagamohan told the police.

According to the police, Nimisha discussed the wedding rituals with her uncle on Wednesday at 9 pm. Sometime later, her uncle called her up, but her cellphone was switched off.
Later that night, Durgaprasad went to the PG facility only to find her hanging from a ceiling fan, added the police.

Homemaker dies of burns

A homemaker succumbed to severe burn injuries on Thursday night at the Victoria Hospital. She had set herself on fire.

Police have identified the victim as Meriyamma, 22, a resident of Arasu colony in Tilaknagar. She hailed from Tamil Nadu and had married Suresh, a plumber, two years ago, said the police.

According to the police, Suresh was an alcoholic and would often return home drunk everyday. The couple would have regular fights over the issue and Meriyamma had picked a quarrel with Suresh on June 22, after he came home that night in an inebriated condition, added the police.

She had poured kerosene over her body and threatened to kill herself if Suresh did not give up drinking, but he did not promise. She then set herself ablaze and a stunned Suresh rushed her to the hospital with the help of neighbours. Meriyamma had sustained more than 75 per cent burns and died on Thursday night as she did not respond to treatment, said the police.

In a statement made before the tahsildar, Meriyamma said that she wanted to threaten her husband and had lit fire in a fit of rage as her husband was unresponsive. She said that she desired to live with him for long.

Hotelier killed in accident

A 65-year-old hotelier fell off his bike and died after he tried to save a stray dog on the road in Hulimavu traffic police limits on late Thursday night.

According to police, the incident occurred when Sikandar, a resident of Puttenahalli, applied brakes and took a turn to avoid hitting the dog. Consequently, he lost control of his two-wheeler and fell down, added the police.

The accident occurred at Konanakunte Cross at 11.30 pm when he was returning home after work, police added. Sikandar was taken to a nearby hospital and later moved to Victoria Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. He hailed from Punjab and had moved to the City several years ago. He was running a hotel in Puttenahalli.

(Published 27 June 2014, 19:12 IST)

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