Mangaluru: A 36-year-old employee of the Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) allegedly committed suicide on Friday by hanging himself.

The deceased person is identified as Keerthan Kumar. He is survived by his wife and child.

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Keerthan was found hanging in a room in the MUDA office building on Friday afternoon. He is suspected to have committed suicide due to frustration over ill-health for a long span of time.

The Urwa Police officials have filed a case in this regard and are investigating the matter.

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Bengaluru: In an incident reported from N Devarahalli in Chitradurga district, a specially-abled couple faced social boycott and were slapped with a fine of Rs 30,000 by leaders of the Jogi community. The couple, Savithramma and Manikantha, both hailing from different castes and living with hearing and speech impairments, had entered into an inter-caste marriage three years ago.

Recently, after Savithramma returned to Devarahalli with her husband during her postpartum period, community leaders from her native village expressed strong disapproval of her decision to marry outside her caste. Consequently, they ostracized the couple and imposed a hefty fine on them.

Under the pressure from the community leaders, the couple was compelled to leave the village. Seeking refuge, Savithramma and Manikantha, along with their newborn child, sought shelter at the Santwana Kendra in Challakere before eventually returning to Bengaluru.