22-year-old Bengaluru student leaps to death from boyfriend’s flat

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The police have taken Vignesh, Neha’s alleged boyfriend and her classmate, into custody on charges of abetment to suicide.

BENGALURU: A 22-year-old engineering student allegedly jumped to her death from a four-storey apartment where her boyfriend was living in A. Narayanapura near DRDO Quarters on Monday night. The deceased, Neha Reddy, daughter of Mallesh Reddy, a businessman and a resident of Chinnappanhalli in Mahadevapura, was a second semester engineering student in New Horizon College.

The police have taken Vignesh, Neha’s alleged boyfriend and her classmate, into custody on charges of abetment to suicide and are questioning him. Vignesh was living with his parents and had allegedly promised to marry Neha after his studies.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Neha, who took the promises made by Vignesh seriously, had even introduced him to her family as her fiancé. But, things turned ugly when Vignesh revealed his relationship to his parents. His family got upset and warned him to stay away from Neha and to focus on his studies. Over the last few weeks, Vignesh was avoiding her calls. Neha, who decided to confront Vignesh, finally caught him and asked him why he was avoiding her. Vignesh reportedly told her that he was breaking up with her, the police said.

A depressed Neha on Monday went to Vignesh’s house to try her luck and to convince him, but they had a heated argument and Vignesh told Neha that he would never marry her. Unable to take the rejection and humiliation, Neha allegedly told Vignesh that she was going to end her life and bid a final bye to Vignesh before she walked out of the house. She climbed onto the terrace of the building and leapt to her death.

Passersby, who saw her crashing to the ground, rushed her to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead. An alert was made to the police.
“Mallesh Reddy, Neha’s father and the complainant in the case, has accused Vignesh of pushing his daughter to death. Based on the complaint, the Mahadevapura police have booked a case of abetment to suicide against Vignesh and taken him into custody,” a senior police officer said. Neha met Vignesh in college and they fell in love. They were said to be in a relationship for over a year.

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