September 19, 2022


A 39-year-old software program engineer allegedly killed himself in a resort room in Nelamangala on the northern outskirts of Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Pradeep Singh Shekhawat allegedly suffocated himself by tying his head inside a plastic bag at Swathi Lodge.

Police mentioned the demise was found round 9.30 am after a room boy grew suspicious as Shekhawat hadn’t opened his room since 6 pm, Tuesday, or responded to his knocks and ringing of doorbells.

The resort administration referred to as the police. When police broke open the door, Shekhawat was mendacity immobile with head coated in a plastic bag. Police didn’t discover a demise observe within the room. They’ve despatched his viscera for forensic examination to find out if he had consumed poison.

Shekhawat was a local of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and lived in Devarabeesanahalli close to Marathahalli, Southeast Bengaluru, with spouse Neelam Shekhawat and six-year-old son. He labored for a non-public agency that gives free fee gateway providers.

Frantic telephone calls

Police mentioned Shekhawat left dwelling at 9.30 am on Tuesday with out informing his spouse, who tried calling his cell phone by the day and located it switched off. She waited until midnight and, along with his telephone nonetheless switched off, lodged a lacking individuals case with the Marathahalli police at 12.30 am.

On verifying Shekhawat’s particulars, Nelamangala city police referred to as Neelam on Wednesday morning and knowledgeable her of his demise.

After Neelam, her son and kin reached the lodge, police shifted Shekhawat’s physique to the Nelamangala authorities hospital mortuary. They captured the entire course of on video in Neelam’s presence.

A case of unnatural demise has been registered primarily based on a criticism from Neelam. The spouse mentioned she didn’t know the rationale for Pradeep’s determination to finish his life.
After the autopsy, the physique was handed over to the household. Additional investigations are on.



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