Mangaluru: Sejal (17), a student of first year BA in a private college in the city, ended her life in an apartment near Gujjarkere in Jeppu last week.
She stayed with her mother Merlyn Nancy in the apartment. Her mother had gone to visit her hometown on Aug 13. When she returned on Aug 15, Sejal was found lying dead. She is suspected to have consumed poison or a heavy dose of barbiturates. Only an autopsy report is expected to reveal the cause of death.
She was the only daughter of her parents. Her father has been working abroad. She may have felt lonely and dejected when being alone, it is thought.
The police from Pandeshwar have registered a case.