Loneliness drives doctor to suicide

Four end lives in separate incidents

In a spate of suicides reported in the City in the past 36 hours, four persons including a doctor ended lives.

A doctor allegedly committed suicide at his apartment in Kodigehalli on Friday. Police identified the victim as Basavaraj, 47, a doctor at Food Safety and Standard Authority of India.

According to police, the doctor was leading a solitary life after being separated from his wife a couple of years back.

The incident came to light when the driver came on Saturday morning to pick up Basavaraj.

After several attempts to reach his master on his mobile phone failed to yield results, the driver peeped through the window, only to find Basavaraj hanging from the ceiling. The driver alerted the police, who shifted the body for post-mortem. It is suspected that loneliness and depression might have forced him to end his life.

Investigation is being carried out to know the exact reason for suicide, added police.

Housewife hangs herself

In another incident, a 57-year-old homemaker allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house on Lakshman Rao road in Chickpet police limits on Friday night.

According to police, S Geetha took drastic step when her husband Nagaraj had gone for morning walk and her children had gone to play cricket in a nearby ground.
The incident came to light when her husband returned home. The reason for suicide is yet to be ascertained, said police.

Married woman ends life

In yet another incident, a young married woman committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Chikkajala police limits.

The deceased Parvathi, 19, a native of Yadgir. Parvathi had married Mallappa, a daily wage labourer, a year ago.

They had come down to the City a few months back in search of work and were residing in a rented house.


The incident came to light on Friday night, when Mallappa returned home after buying groceries from a nearby shop. The parents of the deceased told the police that the couple were living happily and the reason for her to take the extreme step is not known, said Chikkajala police.


Youth found dead

A youth was found dead on a railway track near Kengeri on Saturday morning. The police said that Pawan, 27, a native of Doddaballapur, had come to the City a year ago and was working in a private company.

On Saturday morning, a few passers-by noticed a body lying on railway track between Jnanabharathi and Kengeri and informed the police.


“It is suspected that the deceased must have jumped before a speeding train to commit suicide. The reason for the extreme step is not known yet,” said a railway police.
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