Hyderabad woman dies in Australia, foul play alleged

Husband allegedly leaves country taking the woman’s passport

May 29, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:35 am IST - HYDERABAD:

A 30-year-old woman from Hyderabad died under suspicious circumstances in Australia early this month, and when her body was brought to the city early on Saturday, her husband allegedly left it at the airport and flew back taking her passport with him.

Ramya Krishna married Mahanth of Warangal district, who was running a business in Australia, four years ago. On May 17, the woman allegedly hanged herself to death at her house in Australia. The Australian police registered a case and later handed over the body to the relatives who brought it to the city early on Saturday.


Parents and relatives of Ramya said Mahanth disappeared from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and reportedly took the next flight to Australia after handing over the body. Family members of Ramya suspect foul play and alleged that she was killed after she failed to bring in additional dowry.

Talking to the media, the deceased’s cousin claimed that they had paid around Rs. 50 lakh at the time of marriage, apart from other jewellery. “Mahanth was torturing Ramya and demanding more money for his business. Ramya was working and supplementing the family income,” he said.

The family members claimed that Ramya holds an insurance policy of Rs. 2.5 crore and Mahanth might have killed her to claim the amount and took away the passport of the woman.

Meanwhile, family members of Mahanth said that it is a clear case of suicide. “The family members of Ramya accompanied them and brought the body to the city. We have spoken to the Australian police and they also said it a case of suicide,” Mahanth’s relatives claimed. When contacted, KPHB police said that they have not received any complaint from Ramya’s family so far.

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