A 28-year-old woman strangled her two-year-old son to death before hanging herself at their residence in Bengaluruâ€™s Kalyan Nagar. The woman has been identified as Prathima Mangalurkar and her son as Saarthvik S.
She was married to Sathish Shetti, who works as a first division assistant in the excise department. The couple were natives of Yellapura in Uttara Kannada district.
Police have reportedly stated that the incident took place on Saturday evening and was only brought to their notice when Sathish attempted to reach his wife but was unable to do so. After multiple attempts to reach her on the phone went in vain, her husband reached home at around 9pm after work and found his wife and child dead.
He immediately alerted neighbours after which Chandra Layout police were informed. Police rushed to the couplesâ€™ home and took the bodies of Prathima and the toddler to Victoria Hospital where a post-mortem was conducted.
Sathish works for the Excise department and was on election duty on the day the tragic incident took place. Prathima was suspected to be depressed, according to the police.
Prathimaâ€™s parents, Shankarnath Mangalurkar and Vidhya were informed of the incident. They told the police that there had been no issues between the couple, who were married four years back. They alleged no misconduct on the part of Sathish and made no allegations against him.
Vidhya, Prathimaâ€™s mother, stated that she had spoken to her daughter on the phone at around 3pm on Saturday. She told police that everything seemed fine and nothing seemed amiss.
Prathimaâ€™s parents rushed to Bengaluru from their native place of Karwar, and arrived on Sunday morning after hearing about the incident.
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