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Blackmail complaint in suicide of BJP leader in Bengaluru

A file photo of BJP office at Malleswaram in Bengaluru.

A file photo of BJP office at Malleswaram in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: N AMIT

The suicide case of 46-year-old BJP leader B.P. Anantharaju took a new twist as his wife complained to the police, accusing two women and a man of blackmailing him with private photos, which led him to end his life at his house in Byadarahalli last Thursday.

Mr. Anantharaju was a BJP leader from Herohalli ward. He was found dead, allegedly due to health issues, but his wife Suma B.K. approached the police with a note and filed a complaint on Sunday stating that the suicide was due to blackmail and extortion.

She claimed to have found the note in a book kept in the wardrobe on the first floor of the house. In the note, Anantharaju apologised to his wife and asked her to take care of their children .

According to his wife’s complaint, Mr. Anantharaju met a person Rekha on social media and they had an affair. Rekha recorded videos and colluded with her husband Vinod and friend Spandhana and allegedly blackmailed and extorted money from Mr. Anantharaju.

(Those in distress or those having suicidal tendencies can call Arogya Sahayavani Ph.: 104 for help)


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Printable version | May 17, 2022 11:17:02 am | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/new-twist-in-bjp-leaders-suicide-case/article65420647.ece