Mangaluru: Husband sets self on fire, dies at wife’s relative’s house

Mohan Kuthar

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Mar 20: A newly-wed man killed himself by pouring petrol at the house of his wife’s relatives at Mucchilakodi under Konaje police station limits on Sunday evening March 19.

The deceased is identified as Harish (33), son of Babu Shettigar, a resident of Kanyana in Vittal. He was working as a gardener of Infosys company at Mudipu for the past 10 years.

Harish had married girl from Siddakatte Sangabettu. She is seven months pregnant now. On March 12, Harish called Ramesh Shettigar, son of his aunt and said that he has got ash and tin in his bag and someone has done black magic on him. Ramesh asked Harish to come to his house on Sunday.

As per Ramesh’s instructions, Harish had been to his house on Sunday evening. However, he took petrol in a can along with him. Before the beginning of discussion with regards to the incident of black magic, Harish poured petrol on himself in the verandah of the house and lit fire. The inmates of Ramesh’s house got shocked and informed Konaje police immediately. Police rushed to the spot and took Harish to hospital via ambulance. But Harish died on the way. Harish, who was half burnt, boarded the ambulance by himself.

Ramesh Shettigar was the cousin brother of Harish. Ramesh’s wife is the daughter of aunt of Harish’s wife. Hence, the marriage of Harish happened within close relatives. It is learnt that Harish had earlier accused his wife of not speaking to him and not hearing things properly. Financially, Harish was well off and had also decided to hold the baby shower for his pregnant wife by the end of March.

Konaje police have registered a case of suicide.





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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Mar 20 2023

    there is no law to punish the mantriks and tantriks who do black magic and fool people in the name of almost all belong to majority is selectively ignored..

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  • Eva, Kirem

    Mon, Mar 20 2023 good job is not required? But he had money. Your comments are always on the ground of dividing people and not as per the case

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  • Pradeep, Moodbidri

    Mon, Mar 20 2023

    @real Kujuma Oh is it only belong to Majority Community. I know Mantrik / Tantrik in the so called Minority Community too. Stop bringing Religion and Politics in every comment of yours.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Mon, Mar 20 2023

    Overly beliefs in black magic is a disease.... But people fall trap to it time and again... Even the most learned people succumb to it... Many Catholics and Muslims also believe in those crazy rituals... Hallucinations due to those beliefs often make people to resort to extreme steps... It is sad and tragic that the child will be born without father around... RIP to the departed soul...

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Mon, Mar 20 2023

    Sunil Kumar, Mangalore Sun, Mar 19 2023 Sab Suicides ek hi Hindutiva Kom wala karta hai ... Woh hai savarkar fools

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