Doctor found dead at house; husband goes missing

An Ayurvedic doctor was found dead hanging from a ceiling fan at her residence in Ideal Homes Layout, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, on Thursday.

According to the police, Kumuda, 28, was married to Nandeep, also a doctor and a native of Tiptur in Tumkur district.

The couple, who worked together, had fallen in love and were married for five years with a daughter. However, they were not on good terms of late and were fighting frequently. They had also quarrelled on Thursday evening, before Kumuda was found dead, police said.

Around 7 pm on Thursday, Kumuda’s in-laws came home for a visit. When no one answered the door, they peeped through a window to find Kumuda hanging from a ceiling fan. They alerted the neighbours, who called the police and the body was taken to the Victoria Hospital, said the police.

Kumuda’s parents alleged that Nandeep had strangled her before hanging her from the ceiling fan to make it look like a suicide. The parents also told the police that Nandeep would not have absconded and switched off his phone if he was innocent.

A senior police officer said, “Only after the autopsy can we conclude whether it was murder or suicide. For now, the husband is absconding and the victim’s parents have named him as the culprit in their complaint. A murder case has been registered and we are on the lookout for Nandeep.”

Bonded workers rescued

Eleven bonded workers were rescued from a brick kiln near Anekal under Attibele police station limits on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, the police and Anti-Trafficking Unit personnel swooped down on the brick kiln and rescued the labourers — all from Bolangir district in Odisha. They had been working there for more than a year. The labourers were made to work for long hours under harsh conditions and not provided basic facilities and there were no safety measures at the workplace, police said.

A senior police officer said the labourers were lured on the pretext of getting them jobs but were forced to work in kilns. They were warning against leaving. The police have registered a case against kiln owner Purushottam Reddy and arrested him.

Software engineer robbed

Sairam, 26, a software engineer, was robbed of his valuables by unidentified miscreants near BTM Layout I Stage under Madiwala police limits in the early hours of Friday.

A resident of Marathahalli and native of Hyderabad, he was having tea by the roadside near his workplace around 12.45 am when three people on a motorcycle forcibly took him aside by brandishing a knife. They demanded that he part with whatever valuables he had.

The miscreants made away with a gold chain weighing 15 gm, his wallet containing credit cards and cash.

Sairam alerted the company security guards who called the police. A case has been registered and investigation is on.

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