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Woman Journalist Found Dead at Bengaluru Flat, Relatives Allege Murder

Sruthi Narayanan, 35, who hailed from Kasaragod in Kerala, was found hanging in her flat on Wednesday.

Updated: March 24, 2022 11:24 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Priyanka

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A post-mortem examination has reportedly confirmed that Sruthi died due to hanging. (Representational Picture)

Bengaluru: A woman journalist, employed with international news agency Reuters, was found dead in her Bengaluru flat under suspicious circumstances on Thursday, reported news agency IANS. An investigation has been initiated into her death, police said .

Sruthi Narayanan, 35, who hailed from Kasaragod in Kerala, and worked as a page editor at Reuters Bangalore bureau, hanging in her flat on Wednesday. She was married to Aneesh, also from Kerala, for five years and police claim that the couple had a strained relationship. At the time of her death, her husband was in Kerala, police said.

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However, Sruthi’s parents and relatives suspected it to be a case of murder, alleging that her husband tortured her and objected to her decision of giving a portion of her income to her parents. The family has also alleged that her husband had installed CCTV cameras to monitor her movements, and had also made an attempt to kill her in January.

Sruthi was the daughter of former teacher and environmental activist Narayanan Periya and former teacher Satyabhama, who live on Vidyanagar Chala Road. Reuters shared the news of Sruthi’s death via an internal mail on Thursday and held a two-minute silence for her.

(With IANS inputs)

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