Bengaluru’s first woman cab driver found dead in her rented apartment

Bharathi was one of the early women taxi drivers in the city and joined the all-women cab service

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 28, 2016 4:09:39 pm
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A 40-year-old woman cab driver was found dead in her rented house in the city’s northwest suburb, police said on Tuesday. Veerath Bharathi was was one of the first few women cab drivers in the city who had started her career by joining Angel cabs and later on moved to Uber in 2013.

The Sanjay Nagar police inspector told news agency IANS that Bharathi’s body was found hanging in her room by a cloth-like rope and it appears to be a case of suicide. “It appears to be a case of suicide, as the victim’s (V. Bharathi) body was found hanging by a cloth-like rope from the ceiling of a room by her landlord on Monday night,” Sanjay Nagar police inspector Prakash told IANS.

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No suicide note was found in the house but a case of unnatural death has been registered by the police.

Bharathi was a native of Andhra Pradesh and was staying alone in Bengaluru at her house in Nagashettyhalli colony.

The body was discovered by her landlord who then intimated the police.

“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of  Bharathi Veerath. Bharathi was a positive person and one of our top women driver partners. She was an inspiration to many driver partners and riders. Our thoughts are with her family,” said Uber spokesperson.

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