Two employees of Mangalore University were found dead at their quarters on the university campus on Sunday.

According to Konaje police, D.C. Vasant came across a foul smell while walking across the quarters of his neighbour Tilaka (40). He called senior officials at the university, who informed the police about it. When the door of the quarters was broke open, Tilaka was found dead on the floor, the police said. In another room, Tilaka’s colleague, Ramappa (59), was found hanging from the fan.

The police said Tilaka was suspected to have consumed poison. The two might have died between May 15 and May 18 morning. The bodies were found in a decomposed state.

The police said Tilaka and Ramappa were Group D employees. Ms. Tilaka was living separately in her quarters, the police said.


A woman died after allegedly being pushed to the floor by her husband at their residence at Sarve late on Saturday night.

According to the Puttur Rural Police, Janaki (40) locked the door of her house to prevent her husband Madankila (50), a daily wage worker, from entering it, around 8.30 p.m. According to a complaint by her cousin, the couple quarrelled regularly because of Madankila’s suspected alcoholism. When Janaki refused to open the door, her husband pushed it in a bid to break it open. In the process, a large part of the door fell on Janaki and she fell unconscious. By early morning, her mother, who lives with them, realised that she was dead. The police said the couple had three children. Madankila has been taken to custody .

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