Two years ago, V Bharati was making headlines in the city newspapers, as she became Bengaluru’s first woman cab driver. But last Monday, she was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her rented house at Nagashettyhalli in Sanjay Nagar.
40-year-old Bharati who was working as a driver for taxi aggregator service Uber was found hanging from the ceiling of her room.
Police suspect it to be a case of suicide. However, nothing can be ascertained until the arrival of the post-mortem report. No suicide note was found in the house and her phone was also locked.
She was a native of Andhra Pradesh. Apparently, her landlord had noticed her cab parked near the house unattended for many hours. After not getting any response from Bharati, he went to check inside the house where he found Bharati hanging from the ceiling.
Police from Sanjay Nagar rushed to the spot and shifted her body to M.S. Ramaiah Hospital for post-mortem. The police have also been questioning the neighbours who noticed Bharathi having fights with another woman with whom she was living for many days.