The brother of a Post and Telegraph employee who died in a fall from the third floor of the building where his estranged wife was staying has lodged a complaint accusing his sister-in-law of murder.

Dhananjaya (45), a resident of Sampige Layout, had gone on Tuesday night to meet his wife Padma who lives with their two children in a flat on the top floor of the three-storied building in M.C. Layout. Seeing the flat locked, Dhananjaya went to the terrace and jumped. Residents rushed him to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, where he died on Wednesday morning.

Following his death, Dhananjaya's relatives came to the Vijayanagar police station and demanded action against Padma whom they accused of pushing him from the terrace.

Although the police registered a case of murder, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) B. Shivakumar said: “Dhanajaya's wife was not at home at the time. We will proceed with the case after we receive the autopsy report.” The police said Padma had filed a dowry harassment complaint against her husband who had been arrested by the Vijayanagar police. He later came out on bail.

Chains snatched

Two separate instances of motorcycle-borne men snatching the gold chain of two women in the city were reported on Tuesday night.

Sudha, an Ashoknagar resident, who was on her way to buy vegetables, was accosted by two riders seeking an address. Before she could answer, the two snatched the gold chain estimated at Rs. 60,000 and rode off, the Hanumantanagar police said.

Another rider duo went away with a part of the gold chain of Laxmi, a resident of Virupakshanagar, in Kodegehalli police station limits.

The police said Laxmi, who is physically disabled, was walking home when the two made a grab for her chain. But as she held on to the chain, the thieves could get away with only a part of it.

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