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Bengaluru student dies by suicide after falling victim to cyber fraud: Report

Jun 19, 2024 10:22 AM IST

A 20-year-old student in Bengaluru, identified as Pavana, tragically took her own life in her hostel room after allegedly losing money in a cyber scam.

A 20-year-old student in Bengaluru tragically ended her life in her hostel room on Sunday night, reportedly distraught over losing money in a cyber fraud, according to police officials, The Indian Express reported.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Pavana had borrowed <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15,000 from her friends and managed to return <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Pavana had borrowed 15,000 from her friends and managed to return 10,000.

The student, identified as Pavana from Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka's Kolar district, was pursuing her first year of BSc at Maharani Cluster University. The shocking incident came to light when a friend returned to the room late at night and discovered the distressing scene.

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“Pavana is the daughter of a bus conductor and she has left behind a suicide note. Though we cannot open the lock of her mobile phone, the investigations have suggested she had lost some money in a cyber fraud. We are yet to ascertain the nature of the cybercrime in which she lost money. We have sought experts’ help to unlock her phone to check online transactions,” a police official said, as quoted by the publication.

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Preliminary investigations revealed that Pavana had borrowed 15,000 from her friends and managed to return 10,000. In a heart-wrenching suicide note, she meticulously listed the names of friends to whom she owed money, urging her parents to ensure their debts were settled, the report added.

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The High Grounds police have registered a case of unnatural death and launched a detailed probe into the circumstances leading to the incident. Further details are underway.

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