Chennai: A 24-year-old unemployed engineering graduate was found dead at her house in Alandur, on Thursday night, her body being in highly decomposed stage.
The death came to light only after neighbours alerted the cops about a foul smell emanating from the house that was latched from the inside.
The neighbours contacted the parents of the deceased Bhagya Shri, 24, and learnt that the latter had cut short her trip to her native place.
The girl had gone to their native place Puducherry along with her father Pargunan and mother on January 20. But she left earlier saying she was getting back to Chennai. She returned to their home on Sowri street, Alandur, on Jan 25, and was alone at home.
Cops from St Thomas Mount police station broke into the house to find her hanging from the ceiling. Given the state of decomposition of the body, police
asserted that she could have committed suicide soon after she returned from Puducherry. No suicide note has been recovered yet from the girl who had graduated during April 2014 but had been jobless since then.
The woman, a known introvert, would neither pick up nor return calls from her parents. One theory doing rounds in the neighbourhood was that the parents of the deceased used to quarrel frequently with her, which affected the daughter.
Cops suspect the girl could have taken the drastic step since he she could not land a job in the city despite completing her engineering with distinction. The body was handed back to the family after an autopsy at the Chrompet GH. Further investigations are on....