Techie pulls knife at bank, threatens to kill self

, 12:57 PM IST
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Hyderabad: Panic prevailed at Kotak Mahindra Bank on SD Road, Secunderabad, when a software engineer brandished a knife threatening to kill himself on Monday. At 2 pm on Ashwin (35) of Barkatpura, who works as software engineer with Tech Mahindra, arrived at the bank where his wife worked.

According to police he was in an inebriated condition. When he could not find his wife Subodha in her seat, he asked her colleagues where she was. He was informed that she went out during the lunch break. On hearing so, Ashwin started abusing bank employees. When it was tried to send him out of the bank, Ashwin pulled out the knife from his pocket and threatened to kill himself.

He was taken into police custody. Later at the police station, Ashwin told the cops that family problems had made him behave in a violent manner. He is said to have earlier tried to commit suicide by throwing himself before a train at Kachiguda on Sunday.