Former Karnataka CM’s Granddaughter Found Dead

| Updated: January 28, 2022 5:36 pm

Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s granddaughter Dr Soundarya has allegedly died by suicide in an apartment in Bengaluru on Friday morning, High Grounds police confirmed. She was 33 and possibly suffering from postpartum depression.

Soundarya’s body has been shifted to Bowring hospital in the city for postmortem to ascertain the cause of death, police added.

Thousands of women like Soundarya suffer from postpartum depression. Sadly, Soundarya and her husband were both doctors and could have ed the issue medically and scientifically.

Her body was found hanging in her Bengaluru apartment in the morning.

Soundarya, in her early 30s, was a doctor at MS Ramaiah hospital in Bengaluru. According to the police, she was living with her husband, a fellow doctor, and a six-month-old child at an upscale apartment near Mount Carmel College., Karnataka Home Minister Araga Dnyanendra said that Soundarya has been battling with postpartum depression and the family knew about it.

“There is no suspicion. We all knew she was battling depression post-pregnancy. Yediyurappa himself brought her to his place at times to make sure she’s happy,” Dnyanendra said.

A close friend of the family, Dnyanendra said that Yediyurappa was really upset over the death of his granddaughter.

Over 190 million women in India annually report postpartum depression with several not choosing to come or in the open

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