1 day ago – But the youth was not convinced,Bangalore News & analysis on … Anand committed suicide allegedly by consuming poison at his … He had told them the first time the crow perched itself on his head, he took to his heels.
Anand V H was all of 23, and an engineering graduate to boot. But he was superstitious too — so superstitious that he ended his life on Thursday, all because a
I cannot believe a city engineer killed himself because a crow sat on his head …? Did you read that ; this is no village story, this is right here, and now. Sure Bangalore is known as Suicide Capital, but just when you think you’ve read everything about why one could just give up and die, this one is NOT GOING OK. The reason : SUPERSTITION :a crow – symbol of bad things to come. Like black cats running across pathways, ladders’ bellies and … umm… owls. Brooms being used at night, clipping of nails after dark.
What else, wearing black at a wedding … but could you kill yourself for fear of a bad thing they say could happen because of a black winged creature…
A few years ago my relative just went and killed himself while his dad watched TV in the next room ; there was no apparent reason. Whom could parents ask ? Six months later his dad died of a heart attack and this year, his mother. We went to all three funerals and returned, not knowing what to say anymore to the little ones who wanted to know what was going on.
Today I had the honour of talking to a 75-year-old veteran, seen life, been there done that, a person who takes no chances, nor takes life too seriously. And yet, these were the words I got home with,
“ For pity’s’ sakes, get to know your family and neighbours.”
” That’s it ?” I asked.
He was to the point and smiled sweetly as if he hadn’t just said something to me.
He did too, didn’t he..