A middle-aged couple on Thursday committed suicide by consuming poison in Bengaluru's Basaveshwaranagar. Police said Mohan and his wife Nirmala consumed toilet cleaner mixed with water and found dead by their son.
The deceased, who has identified as Mohan, 65, and his wife Nirmala, 54, hail from Tamil Nadu. They had settled in Manjunathanagar for several years. While Mohan was a retired employee of BEML, Nirmala was a housewife.
Nirmala in her suicide note alleged that a family friend was having affair with her and his repeated harassment drove them to commit suicide, the police said. A senior police officer said the incident took place late in the night when the duo consumed toilet cleaner mixed with water.
They had found dead on the first floor of their house by their son Kiran. As there was no response when he knocked, he alerted the neighbors. They helped him break open the door only to find the couple dead.
In the note, she alleged that a family friend, Manohar, was having an affair with her. He started blackmailing the couple and his repeated harassment drove them to commit suicide, the note said. Based on the suicide note, a case of abetment has registered against Manohar who is still at large.