Techie who fell to death was newly-engaged

The software engineer who fell to death at a tech park on Wednesday had got engaged just a day earlier, according to police.

Published: 24th November 2017 03:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2017 12:27 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The software engineer who fell to death at a tech park on Wednesday had got engaged just a day earlier, according to police. Geetanjali (27), who worked at Adva Optical Networking at Cessna Tech Park here, had fallen to death from the 10th floor of the building that houses her office.

Though police had suspected that she had committed suicide, the statements of Geetanjali’s relatives and colleagues did not reveal any possible reason that could have forced her to end her life. In addition, no suicide note was found, and all her relatives and colleagues found nothing unusual in Geetanjali’s behaviour.


However, on Thursday, police unearthed evidence which provided possible reason for her death. According to a police official, they had seized the phone of the deceased to check for evidence, and from it, they found chats between Geetanjali and her colleagues which referred to her engagement. In the chat, Geetanjali’s colleagues asked her whether she had gone to Goa and was getting engaged. Geetanjali had replied in the affirmative to these questions.

A photograph which reportedly shows the deceased with her fiance was also found. The photograph, police said, was taken at 8.45 pm on Tuesday, the day she had reached Goa. Police are yet to identify the fiance. None of Geetanjali’s parents, relatives or colleagues told cops about the engagement.
The official said CCTV cameras had recorded her going up directly to the building’s terrace on Wednesday. Geetanjali’s uncle Mallikarjun, while speaking to Express, did not confirm if Geetanjali’s engagement had been held in Goa.

The autopsy was conducted at Vyedehi Hospital on Thursday, following which her parents collected the body and cremated it in the city. Her father Uday Kumar works for the Public Works Department in Goa, and both her parents hail from Kalaburagi.


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