Tamil Nadu woman came to city to kill herself: police

Tamil Nadu woman came to city to kill herself: police

Police suspect that a 36-year-old homemaker who leapt to her death from the terrace of a nine-story hotel building in Marathahalli had come to the city only to kill herself.

Valliamai V, a resident of Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu, did not leave a suicide note. Her personal effects included a few paint brushes.

On Tuesday, Valliamai's husband Veerappan, a realtor in Karaikudi, and her father told the police that she was chronically depressed and was taking a  high dose of anti-depressants. "She tried killing herself twice, but her family saved her," a senior police officer said. "She could've probably decided to come here with the intention of committing suicide."

It was close to a year since Valliamai and her husband had stayed in a hotel. "It appears she had noticed the height of the building (from where she jumped) during her previous visit to the city. She had enrolled in a fashion designing course at an institute in Koramangala and had frequented the city. So her visit this time (over the weekend) did not raise any suspicion," the official said.  

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