Bengaluru, June 28: The death of Bharathi Veerath, Bengaluru's first woman taxi driver has sent shock waves. Although her death is being treated as a case of suicide, police also do not rule out foul play.
The 39-year-old was found dead in the third floor of her rented house. The incident occured at Nagashetty Halli in Bengaluru. Her landlord had found her car abandoned.
He then rushed to the house and saw her body hanging. While the police say that prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide, what has baffled them however is that the body was found in a sitting position.
Moreover there was no suicide note which has led them to also probing the possibility of foul play. The door was shut, but not locked, the police had also found.
The landlord had told the police that she had once informed that she wanted to return to her home town in Ongole, Andhra Pradesh. She had moved to Bengaluru a decade back and worked as a tailor. Later on she learnt how to drive and then joined the taxi aggregator, Uber.