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Six persons commit suicide in the city

Staff Reporter

Three of them end lives by jumping in front of moving trains near Byappanahalli

BANGALORE: Six persons, including two young lovers, committed suicide in the city on Sunday. Of them, three persons ended their lives by jumping in front of moving trains in the Byappanahalli railway police station limits.

The police said Shoba (55) was run over by a train at Thanisandra on Sunday night. The police said Shoba, a resident of Ratan Layout in Thanisandra, allegedly committed suicide as her husband, Lakshman Joshi, recently died of heart attack. The Byappanahalli railway police have registered a case.

In another incident reported from the Byappanahalli railway police station limits, Narayanaswamy (28) and his cousin, Bharathi (22), who were said to be in love, committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train on Sunday afternoon.

Their bodies were found on the railway tracks, off Sarjapur Road. The two were from Aadusiddapura village near Varthur, the police said.

An unemployed engineering graduate from Tirupati, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his friend's room at Nanjappa Layout in K.R. Puram police station limits on Sunday night. The police said Madhava Reddy (25) had come to the city in search of a job.

Following a quarrel with her husband, Amudha (29), mother of three, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Bagalagunte on Sunday night. She had married Kumar, a construction worker, 10 years ago, the police said. The Peenya police have registered a case.

In another incident, Chandrakala (30) committed suicide by setting herself on fire at her house in Indian Air Force (IAF) employees' quarters on Old Madras Road on Sunday night.

Chandrakala's husband, Manjunath, works as an orderly at an IAF officer's house, the police said.

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