Techie hangs himself after lover ditches him for his roommate

Police book the woman, her boyfriend on abetment charges

Techie hangs himself after lover ditches him for his roommate

A 28-year-old software engineer committed suicide by hanging at his friend's house in Hebbal on Friday.

He was depressed after his girlfriend broke up with him. The police have booked the girlfriend and her boyfriend on charges of abetment and are yet to arrest them.

Sunil Kumar, the deceased, a native of Haliyal in Uttara Kannada, was living with his brother Sathish Kumar and another roommate Vinay in Shakambarinagar in JP Nagar.

According to the police, Sunil Kumar, who had come to Bengaluru around four years ago, was working at Oracle in Whitefield and was in love with his colleague Vinmaya, who was in her early twenties.

Lived as a paying guest

Vinmaya was a native of Kolkata and lived at a paying guest accommodation near her office. Sunil and Vinmaya were in love for the past six months, the police said.

Recently, their relationship began to sour after she returned from Kolkata. Sunil gradually started to notice that Vinmaya had taken a liking for his room-mate Vinay, a native of Kolar. His suspicions were confirmed when Vinay vacated Sunil’s house, the police said.

Talks fail

On Thursday, Sunil and Vinmaya met at a common friend Veeresh’s house in Anandgiri Extension in Hebbal to sort out their differences. Talks failed resulting in Vinmaya breaking up with Sunil. The following day, Sunil decided to stay at Veeresh’s house while the latter left for work. When Veeresh returned from work at 7.30 pm, he knocked at the door and there was no response.

He then peeped through the window and saw Sunil hanging from the ceiling fan. Veeresh informed both the police and Sunil’s brother Sathish. The police recovered a death note where Sunil held Vinmaya and Vinay responsible for his death.

He also mentioned in the note that there was evidence and information on a pen-drive, which the police are searching for.

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