BITS alum commits suicide in Seattle, cremated in Telangana, wife attacked


The body of a tech worker from India who allegedly committed suicide in Seattle, Washington, last week, was on Tuesday cremated at his home town Bhongir in Telangana.

The relatives of Madhukar Reddy Gudur attacked his wife Swati, when she came to attend the funeral. Blaming Swati for his death, they asked her to go away. The incident led to tension.

The woman along with her mother later approached the police, seeking protection.

The 37-year-old Gudur was found hanging from a fan in his house in Seattle on April 4. His wife was also working as a software professional in Seattle. The couple, who recently moved to their new home, have a seven-year-old daughter.

Before ending his life, Gudur sent a mail to his parents, requesting them to forgive him.

Marital dispute is believed to have led Gudur to kill himself. According to his family, he was very well off and did not have any financial problems.

An alumnus of BITS Pilani, Gudur was living in the US since 2010 and was working for a multinational company. He married Swati four years ago.

His relatives said after the marriage he had stopped visiting his parents and they blamed his wife, Swati, for this alienation.



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