A 40-year-old woman and her two daughters committed suicide on Sunday night by hanging at their residence in Hanumatha Nagar police station limits in Bengaluru. According to reports, the deceased identified as Rajeshwari (40), a homemaker, and her two teenage daughters Manasa (17), a PU-I student, and Bhumika (15), studying in her 10th standard in a private school, were found hanging at their home.
The woman, before committing suicide, put up a status on WhatsApp blaming her husband Siddaiah for ruining their lives. Preliminary investigation revealed the woman was upset over her husband’s alleged extramarital relationship.
In her status message, Rajeshwari said, “No one should have a father like Siddaiah who drove my family to suicide”.
Rajeshwari's family were first to notice the message after which they made calls to the mobile phone, but there was no response, only to find their bodies hanging. neighbours of the family informed the police who shifted the bodies to KIMS Hospital for postmortem.
According to the police, Siddaiah, a watchman in KEB, was allegedly dating a woman three years ago and the elders had asked him to stop seeing the other woman but he did not. Since then, he had been avoiding his family and had stopped going to his house.
The police have registered a case of abatement to suicide has been filed against Siddaiah who is yet to be arrested. The investigation in the case is underway. “We are still verifying the authenticity of the WhatsApp status," a senior official told reporters.
The police have informed Siddaiah and have asked him to return to the city for questioning.