In a tragic incident reported from Mangaluru, a man along with his young son allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the Netravati bridge in the wee hours of Sunday (February 16).
The deceased has been identified as Gopalkrishna Rai (45) and his six-year-old son Aneesh Rai, residents of Baltila, Bantwal.
As per reports, Gopalkrishna had gone to attend a family programme to Konaje along with his wife and child. Thereafter, at around 4.30 am, Gopalkrishna took his son to Netravati bridge and jumped into the water.
In a death note recovered at the spot, Gopalkrishna is said to have written,
I have not slept for a week. I am committing a great sin by killing my son. Please forgive me.
He also reportedly wrote that he was leaving behind his wife Ashwini Rai and going away.
Domestic troubles are said to be the reason behind Rai taking the extreme step, sources said.
The car used by Rai is said to belong to one Thimappa Rai. Search is on to find the bodies. Mangaluru rural police have registered a case and investigation is on.
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This is the same Netravati river where body of Cafe Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha had been found last year. The body was then recovered by a group of fishermen from the river, quite far away from the bridge he was seen on last.
Domestic troubles on Men are more painful, because they generally do not emote or vent out their problems. This gender is expected to be macho, strong, protector and the provider of a family, however, no one really wants to understand the emotional side of a Man.
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Combined with Gender biased laws, several men have ended their lives to end the trauma once and for all. It is very unfortunate that the father chose to end his son’s life too in this case. While easier said than done, each bad phase of life will pass, do not resort to these extreme steps.
Speak up, share your problems, they may not be bigger than anyone’s life.
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