Girl ends life after fight with sibling

A 16-year-old girl committed suicide at her home in Baiyappanahalli police station limits over a fight with her sibling on Thursday. 

Jayashree, from 8th Cross, Byrasandra in Subramanya Layout, was the youngest daughter of Megha and Yellappa, both labourers. Their older daughter, Gayathri, 18, is a BCom student.

Police said Gayathri wore Jayashree’s clothes to college on Thursday morning. Jayashree picked a quarrel with her sister for borrowing her dress. Yellappa intervened and scolded Jayashree. He also promised to get her a new dress and left for work. but she told him she would not be there when he returned home. Not taking her seriously, he ignored her threats, the police added.

Her mother and sister too soon left for work and college respectively. Jayashree, who had failed in the SSLC examination, was left alone at home. She hanged herself with a dupatta in the kitchen. When Yellappa came home for lunch at 12.45 pm, no one opened the door. He broke open the door to find his daughter hanging from the ceiling.

Lineman falls to death
A Bescom lineman fell to his death from a 15-foot electricity pole at the United Telecom factory premises on Graphite India Road near Mahadevapura police station limits on Thursday. The victim is Muniraju, 43, from Maragondanahalli.

Muniraju and two others from Bescom (Mahadevapura office) went to the spot to attend to a complaint. It was a high-tension wire and they went there only after obtaining line clearance (disruption in power supply). Minor shocks made him lose balance and he fell to the ground.

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