A 39-year-old woman cab driver was found dead in her rented house in Bengaluru’s Nagashetty Halli area on Monday evening.
V Bharati, reported to be Bengaluru’s first woman cab driver by many media portals, was found hanging from the ceiling of a room at her house. “Around 7.15 pm, her neighbours informed me that she has hanged herself. Her room was not locked. We informed the police immediately,” her landlord Shankar Singh told HT.
Shankar said Bharati was in a state of depression since last few days. “A couple of days ago, she told me that she was frustrated being single…Otherwise, she had no financial problems and was paying a rent of Rs 6,500,” he said.
Bharati told Shankar that she wanted to move back to her home town.
Asked whether there were any visitors for her in the recent past, Shankar said he had not seen anyone. “She rented my house eight months ago. Since then, she has been staying alone and there were no visitors for her,” he said.
Bharati, who belongs to Singarayakonda town in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district, came to Bengaluru in 2005.
She has a sister Sarala, who was the only person she stayed in touch with.
When contacted, Sarala was not in a position to speak as she was travelling. “I am on my way to Bengaluru,” she said.