Ashamed of thief husband, woman nearly killed self

womanFear of the stigma her husband’s deeds would attract makes wife want to end her life; she makes attempt in front of her husband to make him realise his mistake; Girinagar police rush her to Victoria Hospital

The cops at Girinagar police station thought nothing of it when 35-year-old Meena went to the station on July 14 to meet her husband who is in police custody in a burglary case.

They thought it was a routine visit, but a shock awaited them when Meena started vomiting and divulged to the cops that she had taken around 80 pills to end her life in front of her husband.

Meena is a resident of Chikkagollarahatti on Magadi Road, and her husband Suresh alias Suri is at present in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail.

Without wasting much time, a team headed by police sub-inspector Subramani K, police constable Sudharshan Nabiraja and home guard Yashodamma rushed Meena to Victoria hospital.

On the way, the police learnt that Meena had taken more than 80 pills prescribed for various ailments like diabetes, fever, cold headache and other ailments.

Realising the seriousness of the case, the cops urged the doctors to treat her first and after five hours of continuous treatment, she was finally out of danger.

Upon enquiry, police learnt the reason behind Meena’s extreme step.

After Suresh’s arrest, deputy commissioner of police (south) Sharanappa had a press conference and announced his arrest along with his associate Siddaraju alias Auto Sidda.

All regional channels and newspaper had covered the news and it was also seen by Suresh’s neighbours and friends and other people in the area.

Though this was not the first time that Suresh had been arrested, it was the first time that Suresh’s criminal record had come into the limelight.

This was a blot on Suresh and his family as he is well-known as a social worker and leader of the residents of Chikkagollarahatti. He often responds to the small issues of the people in his area and helps them financially.

None of the people that Suresh was helping was aware of his criminal antecedents; Meena, though, was aware of his crimes as he used to keep stolen jewellery with her. Once the news was telecast, his arrest became a hot topic of talk in the area and people started pointing fingers at her and her children.

Fearing that the stigma of her husband’s deeds would remain with her throughout her life, she decided to end her life in front of her husband to make him realise his mistake.

How Suresh was caught

Police arrested Suresh while investigating a break-in theft case registered by Shobha, a resident of Dattatreyanagar in Hoskerehalli on May 31, 2016. They arrested Siddaraju who confessed to have entered the house along with Suresh, making way with 5 lakh. Suresh and Siddaraju are friends and autorickshaw drivers. They used to earmark locked houses and later burgle them.

He began small

Suresh is a native of Channapatna and began committing crime at the age of 25. He began with small thefts but later graduated to stealing bikes and committing thefts in houses in Channapatna, Madduru, Mandya, Mysuru and Hassan. He later committed thefts in Kengeri and Byatarayanapura. He was first arrested by Channarayapatna police in 2004 and they traced his involvement in more than 15 cases. He came out of Mandya jail in 2007 and shifted to KP Agrahara along with his family and stayed in a rented house and stayed away from crime for two years. He joined hands with Siddaraju also from Channapatna in 2009 and continued committing thefts.

With the duo’s arrest, police solved 17 cases registered at Girinagar, RR Nagar, Chandra Layout, Vijaynagar and Hanumanthanagar police station limits from 2010 and recovered 2.2 kg gold jewellery, 13 kg silver articles, Rado watch, camera, two autorickshaw, a bike.