Six days after suicide attempt, mother of two dies at hospital

Six days after suicide attempt, mother of two dies at hospital

March 9, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: A 41-year-old woman, who had attempted suicide on Mar. 3 over alleged harassment meted out by her husband and admitted to a private hospital in city in an unconscious state, has breathed her last at the hospital in the early hours of this morning. 

The deceased is Nagaveni (Mani), wife of Venkatappa. Venkatappa is serving as an Assistant Child Project Officer at Women and Child Development Department in T. Narasipur and residing at Somanatha Nagar, Jayapura Hobli in the taluk. The couple has two sons, Rohit, who is pursuing his final year MBBS course at the Government Medical College in Chamarajanagar and second son Rohan, who is pursuing his first year MBBS course at Mandya Medical College. 

Following Nagaveni’s suicide attempt, her father T. Thimmaiah had lodged a complaint at Jayapura Police Station. In his complaint, Thimmaiah had stated that his son-in-law Venkatappa used to come home drunk everyday, harass Nagaveni both physically and mentally and also used to threaten her with life. 

Thimmaiah had also stated that Nagaveni had not attempted suicide and it was Venkatappa, who had assaulted and hanged Nagaveni. 

Following the complaint, Jayapura Police had registered a case but were unable to take any statements from Nagaveni as she was unconscious but had obtained statements from Nagaveni’s sons, Rohit and Rohan.

Following the death of Nagaveni, her body was shifted from the private hospital to Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI) mortuary, where post-mortem was conducted and the body was then handed over to her family members. The last rites will be held at V. Doddi in Maddur taluk later in the day.  

Meanwhile, Nagaveni’s husband Venkatappa, who was present at the hospital till yesterday did not come to the hospital following her death today and has allegedly gone absconding, Police sources said.


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