Uppinangady, Nov 29 2017: An incident wherein a married woman who had eloped with her lover to Kodagu fooled her family members through a suicide drama has been reported from here.
It is said the woman from Sarve near Puttur had eloped with her lover on Monday but later telephoned her family members to state that she was on the banks of River Netravathi and that she would end her life by consuming poison as they had not allowed her to marry the man of her choice.
Worried over this development, the family members who feared that their honour would be at stake if a police complaint was lodged had launched a search for the woman in Netravathi and Kumaradhara rivers with the help of some youth. It is learnt that later the woman did not receive calls even though her phone was ringing, further adding to the tension.
Finally, the family sought the help of the police who tracked the mobile phone to Madhapura in Somwarapete taluk of Kodagu district, making it clear that the girl had fooled everyone.