Twentry-seven-year-old software engineer Geetanjali U, who fell to her death from the terrace of a 10-storey building in Cessna Business Park, Kadubeesanahalli in Bengaluru on Wednesday, had earlier searched for ways to commit suicide online, according to Marathahalli police.
Geetanjali had got engaged at her Goa home only on Tuesday, incidentally on her birthday. While police are yet to determine why she took the extreme step of suicide, they suspect that her engagement to a man against her wish may have contributed to her fateful decision to end her life.
According to the police, Geetanjali had celebrated her birthday on Tuesday after travelling to Goa with her aunt and younger brother. She had applied for two days of leave and returned to Bengaluru on Wednesday morning at 8:30 am. Instead of going home, she boarded a bus to office, reported The Hindu.
â€śAt 12.05 p.m., she called up her aunt to inform her that she had reached her workplace. We asked her colleagues, who said Geetanjali had not come to the office,â€ť the police officer said speaking to The Hindu. Both the aunt and the brother were also unaware of possible reasons for the suicide.
â€śWe found that she had searched for most effective ways to commit suicide and had looked for tablets. She had searched for their names and the quantity that should be consumed to kill oneself. All these emerged from the internet search history of her cellphone,â€ť a police officer said speaking to Times of India.
Police said that family members were yet to disclose possible reasons for the suicide. They deciphered the engagement from pictures on her mobile phone and by reading Geetanjaliâ€™s text messages to colleagues about the same. â€śWe suspect Geetanjali might have been forced into this engagement. Her parents did not say anything about the bridegroom, though they were asked about him,â€ť a police officer said to Times of India.