Infy employee suicide: Hubby, a Google engineer, arrested

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Bangalore, Nov 30: Rohit Ananthakrishna, husband of Smitha Rao who committed suicide, has been arrested following the complaints of the parents of the deceased.

Ananthakrishna, who is an engineer working with Google, has been arrested on charges of abetting the suicide. Smitha's parents on Tuesday, Nov 29 filed a case of harassment against Ananthakrishna who has been co-operating in the investigation, police sources said.

The parents had alleged that 32-year-old Smitha was mentally and physically harassed by her husband since their marriage 4 years ago. They had no children.

Smitha, who used to write online content and Business stories and features, in the official website of Infosys, was found hanging in her residence at Mantri Splendour apartments at Geddelihalli. She was taken to a hospital but was declared brought dead.

Smitha had worked as a Deputy City Editor with the Bangalore Mirror and as a Senior Correspondent with the The Times of India. Later she joined Infosys in 2010.

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