New Delhi: Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao’s daughter Uma Maheshwari was found dead at her residence in Hyderabad on Monday. Maheswari, 57, was found her hanging from the ceiling fan after her daughter, son-in-law and others broke open the door of the bedroom.
The door which was bolted from inside was broken down after the family failed to get a response from her, PTI quoted a police official as saying.
NT Rama Rao was the founder of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and a prominent actor and filmmaker. Rao died in January 1996.
Citing preliminary information, the official said she is suspected to have resorted to the extreme step over depression. A case of suspicious death under Section 174 (suicide) of CrPC was registered at the Jubilee Hills police station, police said.
A post-mortem was conducted at the state-run Osmania General Hospital (OGH) in the city and the body was handed over to family members, hospital sources said. She had pledged her eyes.
Uma Maheswari is the youngest of NTR’s daughters and younger among his 12 children, sources said. She lived with her husband, who was out of station at the time of the incident, in an apartment at posh Jubilee Hills in the city. Her husband returned by Monday afternoon, police said.
Her younger daughter, who resides in the city, came to her home on Sunday along with her husband.
TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu, a son-in-law of NTR, Naidu’s son Lokesh, NTR’s son and renowned Telugu film actor N Balakrishna and other family members visited the residence of the deceased.
(With PTI inputs)