BENGALURU: Allegations of harassment and intimidation by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (ACP) to sign divorce papers prompted a 49-year-old scientist to end his life. The incident took place at Saluhunase in Kaggalipura police limits on the outskirts of the city on January 20.
Eshwar Kumar KM, a scientist who worked as a production manager in an Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing unit, was reportedly found hanged in his apartment in an upscale apartment complex at Saluhunase on Kanakapura Road on January 20.
Police found a detailed note in which the deceased blamed his wife Rashmi, his brother Basavaraj, his sister Roopa, Basavaraj’s father-in-law Paavin and others including Jayanagar Sub-Division ACP Srinivas. It is alleged that Kumar took an extreme step after returning from the CPA Srinivas office, where he was allegedly insulted, threatened and forced to sign divorce papers, on January 19.
Kumar’s brother, who works as a teacher in the city, filed a lawsuit against the CPA, Kumar’s wife and his siblings, seeking legal action against them. It is alleged that Kumar and Rashmi, who married around 22 years ago and have an 18-year-old daughter, had differences, and Rashmi was harassing Kumar for divorce. However, Kumar was unwilling to part ways.