Hyderabad: The mysterious death of a techie on Sunday stunned her parents as the deceased informed them that she was returning home but died within a few hours.

The incident took place in the IT hub of Gachibowli where Padmaja worked as manager at Bank of America. She was married to software engineer Girish Narasimha about a year ago. According to her father, Nageshwara Rao, the couple used to frequently quarrel over petty issues. “Of late, Girish used to beat her up for more dowry,” he said.

She was also in the habit of visiting her parents on Sundays. In this regard, Nageshwara Rao called her on Sunday and enquired if she wanted to be picked up from her flat. Padmaja replied that she had hung the clothes for drying and will visit them later. However, till 4 pm she did not call her parents. Instead, late in the evening, Padmaja's husband Narasimha called them. He informed them that Padmaja was bleeding from the nose and ears.

Padmaja’s father Nageshwara Rao
Padmaja’s father Nageshwara Rao

The worried parents rushed to their daughter's house only to find that she was already shifted to the hospital. When they reached the hospital, they were told that she was shifted to the ICU. After a couple of hours, the doctors informed Nageshwara Rao and other relatives that she died while undergoing treatment. When the body was wheeled out of the ICU, they found injury marks on her face and body which arose their suspicion that her husband Narasimha killed her.

The body has been sent for post-mortem. Police arrested Girish and are investigating.