Crime file: Man kills daughter, self; Unwilling groom commits suicide, and more


STC staff kills daughter, self
Chennai: A state transport corporation employee, who was allegedly depressed over his debts, committed suicide by hanging himself after strangling to death his 17-year-old daughter at his home in Triplicane on Sunday.
The deceased, Subramani, 46, a mechanic with the state transport corporation, and Sharmila, a class 11 student, were found dead by the man’s wife, Sujatha, at their house in Chinna Thambi Street off Eldams Road, in Triplicane.
Police investigations revealed that Subramani had taken a loan of around Rs 4 lakh from many people to help a friend and had been unable to repay the amount. His wife and son Akash, 10, had gone to a wedding ceremony in Vanagaram on Sunday.
The police said the woman had told them that she had spoken to her daughter on the phone in the afternoon. When she tried calling again around 8 pm, the phone was found switched off.
The police said the incident came to light when Sujatha came home around 10 pm on Sunday and found the girl lying dead and the man hanging in another room. They also recovered a suicide note in which the man had allegedly said he loved his daughter very much and that he didn’t want her to suffer after his death.
The bodies were retrieved by the police and sent to the government Royapettah hospital for  post-mortem. The Triplicane police have registered a case and are investigating.
Next: Unwilling groom kills self

Unwilling groom kills self
Chennai: A 27-year-old engineer committed suicide by consuming poison on Sunday allegedly after his parents pressurised him to get married.
The victim, identified as Balamurugan, is a resident of Kalaivani nagar in Padi and works in a private firm, the police said.
According to the police, on Sunday, the victim’s parents had met at a relative’s place in Thiru­mull­aivoyal and during the gathe­ring; they had coer­ced their son to get married. The son had initially resisted saying that he would consider marriage after his youn­ger sister go­t married, but since the par­ents were hell bent on his getting married, the man left the home depressed, the police said.
The vict­im had consumed poison and called his parents from Avadi-Ennore road where they fou­nd him lying unconsci­ous, th­e­ police said. The victim was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he was decla­red dead on arrival, the police added.
Next: Dowry demand: Woman kills self

Dowry demand: Woman kills self
Bengaluru: Three people, including two women, committed suicide in separate incidents in the city on Sunday. In Kengeri, Sindhu Rani (29), who was working as a teacher at private school for blind, hanged herself at her house near Vidyapeeta Circle on Sunday morning.
Dowry harassment is said to be the reason behind the suicide. Sindhu, a native of K.R. Pet in Mandya, got married to Prakash, a private company employee, about a year ago. She hanged herself from the ceiling fan at her room around 7.30 am when her husband had gone to a temple.
She was found dead after Prakash returned home. She has not left behind any suicide note, but her father Ramakrishne Gowda alleged that dowry harassment by Prakash pushed his daughter to suicide. The police arrested Prakash.
In another incident in Kengeri, Roopa (28), a widow, committed suicide by consuming poison at her house in Ganakallu on Uttarahalli Main Road on Sunday night. Roopa, a native of Kanakapura, was married to Shankar and they have four daughters.
After Shankar passed away two years ago, Roopa was reportedly in a relationship with a daily wage labourer, Raju, and was living with him. "Roopa was alone at home on Sunday night when she consumed rat poison.
The incident came to light when Raju returned home. He found her lying unconscious and rushed her to a private hospital, where she was declared brought dead. The reason is being investigated," the Kengeri police said.
In Rajagop­alnagar, Chikkanna (24) hanged himself at his house in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar near Laggere. The police said that he had run up debts and was unable to repay them. Chikkanna, who was running a catering business, had suffered losses and had borrowed heavily.
Next: 18-year-old hangs herself

18-year-old hangs herself
Hyderabad: An 18-year-old Intermediate student committed suicide in her house at ST Nagar in Humayunnagar. Uma Fathima, who was found hanging in her room, didn’t leave any suicide note.
Though police is yet to ascertain the reason behind the suicide, cops suspect that the girl’s parents were trying to get her married, for which she was not ready. Her relatives said that of late, Fathima, a student of a private college, was depressed.
The incident took place on Sunday night after Fathima went into her room. “Her sister and father called her but she did not open the door. When they broke it, she was found hanging,” SI Lavanya said.
Next: Ex-employee of HAL ends life unable to bear loneliness

Ex-employee of HAL ends life unable to bear loneliness
Nellore: Unable to bear loneliness a retired employee of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Sujan Chandrapal 69 living at the NGO Colony in Baktavatsala Nagar here committed suicide by hanging in the house on Friday. The deceased belongs to Uttar Pradesh and he has been living with his son Debashish Chandrapal.
Debashish has been working as Probationary Officer in Syndicate Bank at Brindavanam here and he went for training to Manipal on August 17 leaving his father at home.
According to fifth town Circle Inspector S.V. Rajasekhar Reddy, Sujan Chandrapal has called his son few days back and asked him to come back soon expressing his inability to live alone.
Debashish convinced his father to wait for few more days and returned home on Sunday night after the completion of his training, only to find his father dead.
He said that he called his father several times over phone from last two days but there was no answer. He alerted police when he found the door locked inside and there was no response from inside.
Police opened the doors with the help of duplicate key given by the house owner and found the highly decomposed body of Sujan Chandrapal. CI suspected that the old man might have committed suicide three days back. He said that they have registered a case and sent the body for post-mortem. 
Next: Vizag jawan arrested for lewd SMSes

Vizag jawan arrested for lewd SMSes
Visakhapatnam: Mylapalli Vinod Kumar, a 21-year-old Indian Army jawan, was arrested by the cyber Crime Investigation Cell here on Monday, for sending obscene SMSes and making nagging phone calls to a girl.
Vinod Kumar, a resident of Gajuwaka in the city, was posted at Wellington, Tamil Nadu. He was in his home town on leave. He fell for a girl from Pendurthi in the city, but she turned down his proposal.
Angered by this, Kumar started sending abusive and lewd SMSes to the girl and made several nagging calls using three SIM cards from Tamil Nadu. Irritated by the SMSes and calls, the girl lodged a complaint with the Pendurthi police on September 25, 2012, and subsequently the case was transferred to CCIC.
A CCIC team probed the case and collected IMEI number of the accused’s phone and based on identity proofs, cops arrested Kumar on Monday.
Additional DCP (Special Branch), Mohamoud Khan said they would communicate the matter to officials of the Indian Army for further action against Vinod Kumar.
Next: Six held for murder of carpenter

Six held for murder of carpenter
Hyderabad: Five days after a carpenter was murdered while on his way to lodge a police complaint at Golconda, local police on Monday arrested six people in connection with the case. The victim, Nehal Khan, 32, a resident of Dhankonta, Chotabaazar, was stabbed to death by the accused, as he was going to lodge a complaint against them for attacking his brother.
Police said the main accused, Shanaawaz, 25, an auto driver, had picked up a quarrel with Nehal Khan’s brother Junaid Khan over a bicycle. The other accused are Aslam Bin Salam, 21, Mohd. Sajid, 20, Mohd. Siddique, 20, Md. Shareed, 26, and Yaseen Khan, 55.
Next: Illegally-made tablets worth Rs 50,000 seized

Illegally-made tablets worth Rs 50,000 seized
Hyderabad: Drug Control officials seized drugs worth Rs 50,000 during inspection at BAS Pharma in Prasanthi Nagar at Kukatpally on Monday.
DCA officials found that the firm was manufacturing Vitamin B12, iron and zinc tablets without valid licence.
Drugs and Copyrights director-general Dr B.L. Meena said that during inspection, they found that the firm operator, B. Agastaiah, was making five varieties of drugs in pellet form without licence.
Next: Elderly couple found dead

Elderly couple found dead
Chennai: The bodies of an elderly couple, believed to have committed suicide by hanging themselves at least a week ago, were recovered from their house in Chengalpet on Monday.
The police identified the victims as Krishnamoorthy, 60, and Usha Rani, 53, residents of V.O.C. street at Chengalpet.
Krishnamoorthy was an AIADMK cadre and also worked in a printing press, the police said, adding that the couple did not have any children.
Neighbours who suspected something to be amiss after foul smell started emanating from the locked house, informed the police and they retrieved the bodies, which were in the initial stages of decomposing, the police said.
The bodies were taken to the Chengalpet government hospital for post-mortem. The Chengalpet police are investigating further.
Next: Juvenile arrested for stealing debit cards

Juvenile arrested for stealing debit cards
Visakhapatnam: Cops of the cyber crime investigation cell (CCIC), on Monday, took a juvenile into custody on charges of fraudulent withdrawal of money from ATM centers. Police also recovered Rs 40,000 cash from him.
According to additional deputy commissioner of police (special branch), Mohamoud Khan, one K. Appa Rao has parked his motorbike in front of a private office near Madhavadhara area in the city on August 19.
On returning, he found that someone had stolen his bag, which was containing two ATM cards and some papers, kept in the tank cover.
The same day, a 16-year-old boy, studying first year Intermediate, has withdrawn Rs 43,000 cash using the stolen ATM cards at few ATM centres.
Following a complaint from Rao at Kancharapalem police station on August 20, the case was transferred to CCIC. Inspector of CCIC, B.V. Venkateswara Rao began investigation.
Based on the CCTV footage of Axis Bank ATM centers at Kalinganagar and Madhavadhara, the juvenile was arrested.

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