Grieving dad jumps to death after demise of infant son
28-year-old Narasimha Murthy jumped from the Nelamangala expressway on the outskirts of Bengaluru on Friday morning. His one-month-old baby had died due to illness a few days ago.
Bengaluru: 28-year-old Narasimha Murthy, hailing from Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, a resident of Kamakshipalya, Bengaluru, jumped to his death from the Nelamangala expressway around 7 am on Friday morning. He was reportedly suffering from depression since his infant had passed away due to illness a few days ago.
According to the police, Narasimha Murthy walked around on the expressway for about half a kilometre before he took the final plunge around 7 am. Murthy fell on the road below, suffering from severe head injuries. Reports say that he died on the way to the hospital.
Murthy’s family said that his son had died in Anantapur a few days ago. They also stated that he was very distressed over his son’s death.
Neighbours informed the police that Murthy had married six years ago and that he also has a three-year-old daughter.
Police observed that Murthy could have fallen on vehicles passing under the expressway which might have led to further casualties or accidents. There was no major disruption since the traffic on Peenya Road was relatively clear in the morning, said the police.