Beltangady: Ganesh Mallya (55), an entrepreneur from Mudigere in Chikkamagaluru district, ended his life by jumping into the river from Nidgal bridge in Kalmanja village on Tuesday.
He was reportedly suffering from depression over the past four months and had undergone treatment in a hospital in Shivamogga. He and his friend Dilfikar of Henagal village were travelling in a car towards Mangaluru. As they reached the bridge, Mallya wanted to stop over to answer the call of nature.
Instead of walking towards the toilet, he reportedly to the bridge and suddenly jumped into the river in full flow.
Disgust in life is suspected to have led him to take the rash step. A complaint has been filed at the town police station here.