Soundarya (IANS)

Soundarya (IANS)

Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa's granddaughter found dead in her apartment

Bengaluru, January 28, 2022

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa's granddaughter was found dead at her residential apartment here on Friday

The victim, Dr Soundarya, 30, is the daughter of Padmavathi, Yediyurappa's second daughter.

The incident came to light at around 10.30 a.m. when the domestic helper came to wake her up for breakfast.

When she didn't open the door of her room, the helper informed others.

The apartment staff arrived and found her hanging from the ceiling of the balcony and informed the police.

Soundarya and her husband Dr Neeraj had lived in the apartment for the last two and a half years. Neeraj had left the house at 8 a.m. this morning, sources said.

The body has been shifted to the Bowring Hospital for the post-mortem examination.

An investigation into the matter is currently underway.

Dr Soundarya is understood to have left her nine-month-old baby in another room of the apartment before allegedly dying by suicide.

Meanwhile, High Ground police have lodged a case of unnatural death following the complaint by her husband Dr Neeraj. The police are awaiting the statements from the family of Soundarya to ascertain what made her take the extreme step.

According to sources, Dr Soundarya conducted the naming ceremony of her baby three months ago. Police sources say that there were no indications of a family dispute and the reason for the suicide is yet to be ascertained. The maid and statements collected so far in the apartment complex indicated that couple lived happily.

Dr Soundarya was a practising doctor and worked at the Bowring Hospital as an Assistant Professor. Her husband Dr Neeraj, a radiologist, worked at the M.S. Ramaiah hospital.

Neeraj is son of elder brother of Zilla Panchayat member Mariswamy. Dr Sathish, one of the doctors who conducted autopsy of the body, stated that there is a mark in the neck and no other mark has been found in the body.

A team of three doctors conducted the post-mortem examination, the report of which has been generated and submitted to the tehsildar, he stated. The body has been handed over to the family after the autopsy.

Soundarya got married to Neeraj in 2018. The couple had studied in the same medical college in the city, sources said.

Yediyurappa and family members have reached the Abbigere residence of Dr. Neeraj.

According to family sources, the final rites will be carried out in the farm house of Dr. Neeraj.


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