Bengaluru: Woman jumps from 5th floor as boyfriend delays marriage

Bengaluru: A 21-year-old woman is suspected to have jumped from the fifth floor of a building in DRDO Quarters in A Narayanapura, east Bengaluru, on Monday evening, shortly after a heated argument with her boyfriend who was not keen on an early marriage.

Neha, who was studying engineering, was in a relationship with Vighnesh, a BCom student, for the past one year.

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The couple had decided to marry. Neha, whose mother died of cancer, introduced Vighnesh to her grandfather and he consented to the marriage. Vighnesh’s parents were also aware of the relationship but wanted him to focus on his studies instead, said the jurisdictional Mahadevapura police.

From then on, Vighnesh is believed to have started avoiding Neha, and the couple fought over the matter. Neha had been trying to contact Vighnesh for the past one week, but he didn’t respond to her calls or text messages.

Frustrated and distraught, she went to his house around 7 pm on Monday. The police believe she wanted to make peace with him, but the couple fought again. An hour later, she darted to the fifth floor and jumped down. She bled to instant death.

A stunned Vighnesh alerted his mother who was in the house. The police and Neha’s family were also alerted. The police took Neha to a hospital where she was declared brought dead.

Neha’s father, Mallesh Reddy, who lives in Chinnappanahalli, Marathahalli, made a complaint to the police, accusing Vighnesh of abetting in his daughter’s suicide. Accordingly, the police detained Vighnesh and are interrogating him.

Elderly man run over by bus

An elderly person was killed in a road accident in Peenya traffic police limits Tuesday evening. The deceased was identified as Veerachar, 75, a resident of Soundarya Layout in Peenya and a teacher of acting skills.

According to the police, he boarded a BMTC bus from Kempegowda bus terminal and got down at the junction on Hesaraghatta Cross around 3 pm.

He was crossing the road but walked back as the traffic signal turned green and vehicles rushed at great speed. However, he fell down at the median and came under the wheels of a BMTC bus.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died later. The police arrested Hanumantha Raju, the driver of the bus, and seized the vehicle.

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