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Former Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa’s Granddaughter Dies By Suicide

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader BS Yediyurappa's granddaughter reportedly hanged herself on Friday.

Updated: January 28, 2022 7:42 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Snigdha Choudhury

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New Delhi: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader BS Yediyurappa’s granddaughter reportedly hanged herself on Friday. 30-year-old Soundarya was found dead at her flat in Bengaluru, according to a report by India Today.

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Her body was taken to the government-run Bowring Hospital for autopsy. Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has rushed to the hospital.

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Soundarya, a practicing doctor, was the daughter of Yediyurappa’s first daughter Padmavathi. Sources said she has a four-month-old baby and had shown “signs of post-pregnancy depression”, according to the report.

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 on ascertaining what made her take the extreme step.

According to sources, Dr Soundarya conducted naming ceremony of her baby three months ago. Police sources say that there are very less chances of family dispute and reason for the suicide is yet to be ascertained. The maid and statements collected so far in the apartment said that couple lived happily, news agency IANS reported.

Dr Soundarya worked at the Bowring hospital as an Assistant Professor and she was a practicing doctor. Her husband Dr Neeraj, a Radiologist worked at the M.S. Ramaiah hospital.

Neeraj is the 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 on the neck and no other mark was been found in the body.

A team of three doctors conducted the post-mortem 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 Dr Neeraj in 2018 and the couple studied in the same medical college in the city, sources said.

The incident has come to light at 10.30 a.m. when maid came to wake her up for breakfast. When she didn’t open the door of her room, the maid informed her husband Dr Neeraj and others.The apartment staff arrived and saw her body hanging from the balcony and informed police. Though she was rushed to hospital immediately, the doctors declared her dead at arrival.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Published Date: January 28, 2022 2:31 PM IST

Updated Date: January 28, 2022 7:42 PM IST