Moodbidri, Nov 11, 2022: Police have arrested one person in connection with the suicide of a student of a private college here. The accused Sridhar Puranik of Kotebagilu is a former employee of the college where the deceased girl was pursuing education and had reportedly sexually abused the girl which drove her to the extreme step.
The girl who was staying at a relative’s house in Padukonaje village had on Tuesday developed ear pain following which the college authorities had informed her family. It is learnt the elders told the college to send her along with Sridhar who was an acquaintance. Accordingly Sridhar had taken the girl in his car but had sexually harassed her while in the vehicle and also reportedly did not allow her to get down the vehicle near her house.
The girl who did not reveal the matter then to her family had committed suicide by hanging herself near her house the next day. She had left behind a death note revealing the sexual harassment meted out by Sridhar.
It is learnt, the girl’s aunt was working in the house of the accused. Sources also revealed that Sridhar himself had paid the fees of the girl.