Vijayawada: A 29-year-old woman and her 9-month-old daughter died after falling off a five-storied building in Guntur on Saturday night.
The deceased woman, a software engineer by profession, has been identified as Narra Manogna who used to work in Hyderabad. Following her death, she tested positive for Covid-19.
Manogna was married to Kalyanachandra around three years ago. Her husband used to work with the navy on a contractual basis.
According to Pattabhipuram police, Manogna was living with her in-laws in an apartment at Lakshmipuram in Guntur town for the last three months. On Saturday, she fell off the building along with her baby daughter. While the 9-month-old Tulasi died on the spot, Manogna passed away while being treated at a private hospital.
According to Manogna’s in-laws, she committed suicide along with her baby. However, Manogna’s parents Bachina Ramesh Babu and Vijayalakshmi have expressed doubts over the claim. They suspect that their daughter may have been killed and then thrown off the building.
In her complaint, Manogna’s mother Vijayalakshmi has claimed that there were no signs of blood injuries on the bodies even though they fell off the building. She alleged that Manogna had been harassed by her in-laws for additional dowry in the past.
She said that her daughter had called her recently and cried over the phone saying that she cannot stay at her in-laws’ place in Guntur. The dispute was settled among elders of the family after which Manogna’s parents returned home, said Vijayalakshmi.
Police have registered a case under Section 174 of CrPC (suspicious death). Cops said that they are awaiting the post mortem report to ascertain the cause of death.
Police further said that if they find any evidence suggesting other causes in course of investigation, the case will be altered according to applicable sections.