Bengaluru: Woman throws son off bridge, jumps to death | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Upset over her husband allegedly disallowing her from taking up a software engineer’s job and harassment for dowry from his family members, a 32-year-old woman threw her five-year-old son from a bridge near Talaghattapura in south Bengaluru on Sunday evening. She, too, took the plunge later.
Police said the boy, Shreyas C, died on the spot, and Chandana B, a resident of Mallasandra, near Holiday village, Kanakapura Road, succumbed to injuries at a private hospital on Monday evening. Chandana’s father BS Varaprasad of Tirupati filed a case of dowry harassment against her husband K Chaitanya Kumar, who works with a retail chain, and his family.
According to police, the incident took place around 7.30pm on a bridge across Nice Road, a few metres from her residence. Chandana rushed to the bridge and threw her son down 70ft and jumped on to the road below. She sustained severe injuries and lost consciousness, and died at a hospital around 5.45pm on Monday.
Varaprasad told police Chandana had done BE and worked as a software engineer before marrying Kumar, from Kadapa, on February 25, 2016. They shifted to Bengaluru after marriage.
“My daughter informed us recently that her husband, his parents KV Sivaramaiah and Prasanna Kumari and brother K Vinay Kumar were demanding she bring gold jewellery as dowry and wanted a share in my property. Meanwhile, she got an offer from a software company and her husband did not allow her to take up the job. My daughter committed suicide along with her son because of harassment by Kumar and his family members,” Varaprasad alleged in his complaint.
Police have taken up a case of dowry harassment and abetment to commit suicide against Kumar and his family members.
Police quoted Kumar as saying that he and his family members were innocent and hadn’t demanded dowry from his wife. There were differences between the couple over family issues and hence she killed herself, he claimed.
Police detained Kumar for further investigation.

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