Failure in exam drives footballer to suicide

Last Friday when he learnt about his performance in the exams, Manjunath attempted suicide by consuming poison in his house in Vasanthnagar.

No one was in the house when he took this extreme step. However, the incident came to light later around noon when his family members returned. He was immediately rushed to Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital where after battling for life for two days he died on Sunday.  "Manjunath was a good athlete. He would practice daily after being selected to represent Karnataka," S Gopinath, his relative told Deccan Herald.  Earlier, he played for the Sports Authority of India football team and excelled in his performance. 

His father Murthy is a security guard. The High Grounds Police have registered a case of unnatural death under Section 174 of the CrPC. The body was handed over to his relatives after a post-mortem was conducted at the Bowring Hospital.

Girl ends life

An 18-year-old girl, said to be distraught with poverty, was found hanging from a ceiling pipe with a veil on Saturday at her brother's house in Hebbal where she had come for vacation.

The dead has been identified as Doddamma, a native of Ramenahalli in Tumkur taluk. A student of I PUC she had come to her elder brother Srinivas' house in Kunti Grama near Hebbal.

One of the seven siblings of Srinivas, Doddamma was said to be distraught with her family's financial condition - her mother had died six months ago and her elder sisters were not yet married, police added. Srinivas, a gardener, was the lone bread winner of the family.

Hebbal police have registered a case of unnatural death.

Rowdy stoned to death

Unidentified men hacked a rowdy to death by smashing his head with a brick while he was sleeping in an inebriated state on the terrace of a house in Naganathapura on Saturday. Gang rivalry is said to be the reason for the murder.

Police said Chandrashekhar alias Kurup Shekhar (34), a native of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, resided in Banashankari III Stage.

He was drunk and sleeping on the terrace of a house. Some unidentified assailants came to the place, stoned him to death and fled, it is learnt. Neighbours noticed his body and informed the police on Sunday.

His family was informed about the incident and a complaint was lodged at Parappana Agrahara police station by a member of his family.

The victim had deserted his wife Nalini, a native of Thiruvananthapuram and their two girl children, aged 10 and 8, around six years ago.

He was allegedly involved in 15 crimes cases and was notorious as a rowdy of Chennammana Kere Acchukattu.

A post-mortem was conducted at the Victoria Hospital. Later, the body was handed over to the relatives for last rites.

Man found dead

A 26-year-old painter, said to be a habitual drunkard, was found dead under suspicious circumstances on a pavement of Seppings Road near Shivajinagar on Saturday.

Jitty alias Prabhu of Thimmaiah Road was found lying on the roadside by a passerby around 1.30 pm. 

He was taken to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, police said.  No external injuries were found on the body.

Bharathi Nagar police have registered a case of unnatural death.

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