June 23: A 45-year-old astrologer and her 27-year-old son, who
were recently arrested in connection with the death of her
daughter-in-law, have allegedly committed suicide by hanging
at their house.
The bodies of Jayalakshmi, also a vaastu expert, and Hari
Krishnan were found by the police who broke open the door of
the house yesterday after the neighbours complained of foul
smell emanating from there, city Police Commissioner
The duo were arrested last week in connection with the
death of Hari Krishnan's wife, 25-year-old Priyadarshini, last
month and released on conditional bail four days back. After
being released on bail they had not come out of their house,
he said quoting the neighbours.
In the suicide note reportedly found by the police, they
have pleaded innocence. Priyadarshini had died after consuming
They have also mentioned that they are taking the extreme
step out of "shame and mental agony", police said.
They had also handed over their house and property to the
Sai Baba Trust, Bangalore, the note said. (Agencies)