Lecturer ends life on her birthday
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Lecturer ends life on her birthday

August 10, 2022

In death note, she has asked her younger sister not to work as a lecturer at any cost

Chamarajanagar: A 26-year-old lecturer, working at a private First Grade College in the town, committed suicide by hanging self at the hostel room on her birthday yesterday, leaving behind a death note.

The deceased is Chandana, daughter of Mahadevaswamy, a resident of Ambale village in Yalandur taluk. As Chandana was working in the town, she was staying in the College hostel.

Yesterday being her birthday, her friends and students greeted her in the morning and when her room-mates left, Chandana reportedly hanged herself to the ceiling fan in the room at about 10.30 am.

Chandana’s father Mahadevaswamy had prepared to celebrate her birthday. On Monday evening, Mahadevaswamy is learnt to have met Chandana, savoured chats together and asked her to come to the house on Tuesday before leaving to the village. But when he called her mobile phone on Tuesday morning, Chandana’s mobile phone was switched off.

Mahadevaswamy then called the hostel’s security and informed that Chandana was not receiving the phone, following which, the security guard went to Chanadana’s room only to find her hanging from the ceiling fan. He immediately informed the hostel authorities, who in turn informed the Police. The Police, who rushed to the hostel room, conducted an inspection, besides registering a case.

Death note: Before ending her life, Chandana has written a death note, which stated “Why no one understands me. No one is responsible for my death. I am responsible for my death.” She has also asked for forgiveness from her two elder sisters and has asked her younger sister not to work as a lecturer at any cost.

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Meanwhile, shocked over the death of his daughter, Mahadevaswamy said that Chandana, apart from working as a lecturer was also taking care of the house. “She was a good girl. I wanted to take her home and celebrate her birthday in a grand manner. I had called on her mobile phone on Monday night, but her phone was switched off. I called the Warden on Tuesday morning and enquired, but the Warden called me again after an hour and informed me to come to the hostel, stating that Chandana was not keeping well. But now, this has happened,” said grieving Mahadevaswamy.    

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Lecturer ends life on her birthday”

  1. Shantala says:

    Tragic death, driven by the college authorities-her note implies it. Probably she did not have any influence, and was not related to any MLA.
    This is the filthy situation in India. You thrive when you have political influence or hefty money to support. Career woman like this who has neither is always the victim of the college authorities who are absolutely corrupt and behave as villains. Academic in India is corrupt, full of nepotism and home for criminally insane management. That was my experience, and hence had to leave this country.
    This is the dirty society of India. So they are going to celebrate 75 years of this corrupt nonsense called independence. Shame on this country which talks about the ancient culture crap, while these atrocities are taking place.
    RIP, young woman.

  2. Anuradha says:

    Shane on you who write Shame on India. You live in this country too, use resources if the country and call it shameful?

  3. Satarawalla says:

    @anuradha
    It appears that you approve the ill-treatment of this young womn by her superiors, which made her to take her life?
    You should be really ashamed.
    As for me, I left the country, when something similar was taking place and my fellow female lecturers were harassed by a college management.
    Just bow your head in shame. She was a womn and if you are too, it is a pathetic response.

  4. Shantala says:

    @Anuradha
    Are you a woman? Would you tolerate as a lecturer, if the college management harasses you?
    You must be really ashamed your attitude.
    Years ago, I saw similar treatment to my fellow female lecturers, and that made me to leave the country. They too left the country.
    Your respnse is pathetic and must be condemned.

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