Woman, 24, found dead in suspicious circumstances

Bengaluru: A 24-year-old woman was found dead in suspicious circumstances in Byataranapura police station limits on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Asha, a native of Kunigal, Tumakuru district, and wife of Mohan Kumar, 31, a soldier in the Indian Army. The couple had been married for two years and have a 11-month-old son.

Police said that Mohan, who was posted in Gujarat, picked his wife from Kunigal and proceeded to Bengaluru, where they stayed at Kumar's brother's house in Timber Yard Layout.

According to the police, the couple got into a fight on Thursday night following which Asha called her brother, Ajay, and told him that Mohan had assaulted her. "Later, she was found hanging from the ceiling fan. Her family members rushed her to a hospital, where she was declared brought dead," said the police.

Police said that Ajay accused Mohan of torturing his sister for dowry, which might have led him to kill Asha and show it as a suicide.