Hyderabad techie kills herself; family shares horrifying clip of domestic abuse

Tribune Web DeskChandigarh/Hyderabad, June 27 A 32-year-old woman took her own life due to mental and physical torture by her husband, police said on Friday. The woman, M Lavanya Lahari, who is a software engineer hanged herself to death on...

Hyderabad techie kills herself; family shares horrifying clip of domestic abuse

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh/Hyderabad, June 27

A 32-year-old woman took her own life due to mental and physical torture by her husband, police said on Friday.

The woman, M Lavanya Lahari, who is a software engineer hanged herself to death on Thursday night at Rallagua, Shamshabad, which is at the outskirts of Hyderabad city.

The couple married in 2012 and had no issues.

Lahari shared a Facebook post and a suicide note blaming her husband, Venkateshwarlu for taking the extreme step.

Following her death, her family shared a 22-second horrifying video, which shows Lahari's husband brutally thrashing her at their home.

The CCTV footage shows the couple in the living room. The man can be seen brutally hitting the woman, even as she tried to defend herself. Their pet dog can be seen trying to intervene. Finally, once the man stops, the injured woman can be seen slowly stepping away in pain.

Venkateshwarlu works as a pilot in a private airline.

Trigger warning: Violence, assault

Based on a complaint from the 32-year-old woman's parents and also a suicide note purportedly written by her, the pilot was taken into custody, they said. She had also accused her husband of having an extra-marital affair, a senior police official told PTI.

The police have also recovered some video messages which the woman had sent to her parents last year informing them about the alleged mental and physical torture meted out to her by her husband and also about his affair, the official said. PTI