BENGALURU: Puttenahalli police on Tuesday arrested Jyoti’s husband for allegedly abetting the suicide of his wife. The accused is Pankaj, a 40-year-old businessman from Rajasthan who was running a chain of hardware stores. He married Jyoti 10 years ago and the couple had a daughter. Police said the incident took place late night on Sunday. Jyoti, who lived on the 16th floor of the apartment building, took her daughter and went up to the terrace on the 20th floor and pushed the child. She then jumped immediately after that.
The security guards who heard loud sounds rushed to the spot and found the bodies lying in pols of blood. The mother and child were rushed to a nearby hospital, but were declared brought dead.
A senior police officer said that preliminary investigations revealed that Pankaj was suspecting Jyothi’s fidelity and the couple would often over this. On Sunday too, the couple had a fight and Pankaj left for his brother’s house. Upset over this, Jyothi killed herself.
Jyothi’s brother filed a case against Pankaj and alleged that Jyothi was being harassed by him for years, police said.