Bantwal, June 16, 2020: A 47 year old man and his 39 year old younger sister, both unmarried and ailing have committed suicide by setting themselves ablaze after dousing with petrol at their house at Sangabettu in Bantwal taluk on the night of June 15, Monday.
The deceased are Neelayya Shettigar and Kesari. Both were said to be suffering from ill-health and had reportedly ended their lives at around 11 pm on Monday. The incident occurred when Neelayya’s brother, his wife and son were sleeping in another room. On hearing the screams they woke up and immediately rushed the two to the Bantwal Government Hospital. However their lives could not be saved. Neelayya was a weaver who had stopped weaving some time back due to ill-health.