Bengaluru's first woman taxi driver found dead, no suicide note found

Bharathi Veerath was staying alone in her rented house as she was single and orphaned.

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016, 14:22 PM IST
Bengaluru's first woman taxi driver found dead, no suicide note found
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Bengaluru: Bharathi Veerath, known as Bengaluru's first lady cab driver, was on Monday night found hanging in her rented house in the city's northwest suburb, police said on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old woman cab driver's landlord found her body hanging last night and informed police.

Talking to news agency IANS, Sanjay Nagar police inspector Prakash said: "It appears to be a case of suicide, as the victim's body was found hanging by a cloth-like rope from the ceiling of a room by her landlord on Monday night.”

 

No suicide note has been found in her house.

The Karnataka Police has registered a case of unnatural death and shifted the body to a state-run hospital for autopsy to ascertain the cause of Bharathi's death.

"The landlord went to the third floor of his house where Bharathi was staying in the rented portion to check her whereabouts as he did not see her again since Sunday night and found her body hanging through the room's window and alerted us," Prakash recalled.

Hailing from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Bharathi was staying alone in the house as she was single and orphaned. Her cab was found parked in front of the house in Nagashettyhalli colony.

"As per our records, Bharathi was one of the early women taxi drivers in the city and joined the all-women cab service, Angel City Cabs two years ago and later registered her vehicle with aggregator Uber, the online personal transportation firm," Prakash added.

(With IANS inputs)