Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa's granddaughter found dead in Bengaluru
Soundarya, the granddaughter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, died by alleged suicide on Friday (January 28), news agency ANI reported. She was 30 years old. Her body was found at an apartment in Bengaluru from where it was taken to Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital for an autopsy.
Soundarya was the daughter of Yediyurappa's eldest daughter Padma. She was a doctor working at MS Ramaiah hospital in Bengaluru. She had been living with her husband, also a doctor, and a six-month-old baby at a private apartment. The couple had gotten married two years ago. Soundarya had shown signs of post-pregnancy depression, India Today quoted Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra as saying.
Reportedly, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai rushed to the hospital along with his cabinet colleagues to meet Yediyurappa and his family. Meanwhile, Bengaluru's High Grounds Police Station has reportedly registered a case and launched an investigation into the death. It remains unclear whether a death note has been recovered by the investigating officials.
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