A Businessman of Bantwal Commits Suicide

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Bantwal, Oct 17: A businessman committed suicide near his residence at Kolkere, Goltamajal here on Thursday October 17.

The deceased has been identified as Vasudeva Prabhu (55), proprietor of Prabhu Electronics, B C Road and also the managing trustee of Kallurti temple in Kadambu, Vittal for sometime besides being active in several social organizations.

He was found hanging in a tree on Thursday morning. Police have found a death note said to have been written by him at around 3 am on Thursday.

He started his electronics business in Kalladka, few years after he opened a showroom in a Mal at B C Road. After the front portion of the store was taken over by the government for four-lane work of the road, he incurred heavy loss as there was no access road to the store. He then shifted his business to a nearby building where he had to pay rent exceeding a lac every month.

Sources said that his first wife died of illness a few years ago and he has two children from her. Then he remarried, but they divorced within six months of their marriage. Several allegations were against Prabhu in connection to the suicide of his first wife.

The death note states, “I should have died soon after the death of my first wife. I am mentally depressed. Though my horoscope states that I will be dying in an accident, but till now I met with several accidents but I don’t die. I want to die before my children grow up and his property has been willed in his son’s name.

Bantwal government hospital conducted the post mortem. Bantwal police have registered a case.

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