A maid allegedly killed herself by hanging after her employer accused her of stealing from his house and filed a theft complaint against her in eastern Bengaluru on Friday, Feb. 11.

The 40-year-old domestic helper, identified only as Uma, allegedly took her own life inside her home located in KR Puram in eastern Bengaluru on Friday morning, Feb. 11, after her employer, a 41-year-old IT professional named Rohit Bailur, filed a theft complaint accusing her and another maid of stealing jewelry, cash, and other valuables from his residence, Deccan Herald reported.

Bailur, who lives in an apartment in Old Madras Road, had filed a theft complaint at the local police station claiming that US$16,100 (12.1 lakh Indian rupees) worth of jewelry including gold bangles, chains, a necklace, and a diamond ring; and a cash amount of US$133 (10,000 Indian rupees) were stolen from his house sometime between Nov. 1, 2021, and Feb. 10, 2022.

He alleged that the theft was conducted by either Uma or another maid named Anjanamma. Following the complaint, KR Puram police called Uma to the police station on Thursday, Feb. 10, and questioned her for hours regarding the suspected robbery. The following day, on Friday, Feb. 11, Uma posted a video online saying that Bailur had tarnished her image before taking her own life by hanging a noose inside her small home.

Following Uma's death, KR Puram police booked Bailur for abetment to suicide. However, they have yet to arrest the embattled employer.

Meanwhile, S Girish, who serves as the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Whitefield, Bengaluru, denied claims alleging that police officers had tortured Uma during the interrogation.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a woman allegedly killed herself by consuming poison after her fiancé demanded a bullet motorcycle as a dowry in their marriage in Jagadhri, Haryana, India on Monday, Feb. 7, Latin Times reported.

The 26-year-old woman was reportedly scheduled to marry Sandeep Kumar, of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, on Feb. 21 later this month. However, burdened by Kumar regularly calling her and demanding a bullet motorcycle as additional dowry in their marriage, the bride-to-be reportedly consumed poison in order to kill herself at her house in Jagadhri, Haryana on Monday, Feb. 7.

Her family members managed to rush her to Civil Hospital in Yamunanagar for immediate treatment after the poisoning. However, she was declared dead upon arrival at the facility.

Following the incident, a police complaint was lodged by the victim's brother Ajay Kumar, of Chunna Bhatti Colony of Jagadhri. The authorities have registered a case against Sandeep Kumar, under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) at the City Police Station, Yamunanagar, on Feb. 7.

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