Lanson group JMD Reeta Lankalingam ‘commits suicide’

JNS: Reeta Lankalingam, joint managing director, Lanson Group, ended her life on Thursday. She was 49 years old. The couple resided in a bungalow on Kothari Road, Nungambakkam. At 9 a.m. on Thursday, S. Yesupadam, a supervisor, came to the house and got no response from her. She was found dead in her bedroom.
He then called up Nungambakkam police. On information, police personnel reached the spot and broke open the door. They recovered her body and sent to Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital for post mortem. In connection with this, further investigation is on, said a press release from the office of City Police Commissioner. Police said they believed it to be a case of suicide.

Nungambakkam Assistant Commissioner V Muthuvel Pandi said they rushed to the business woman’s house as soon as they received the information. “One of her employees had called our station and we immediately rushed to the spot. There are apparently three maidservants and a security guard in her house. The servants had waited for a long time for her to come out of her bedroom. They knocked her bedroom and since there was no response, they broke the door and found her hanging in her room. She had used a screen cloth to commit suicide,” the police said.

The police further added that they have registered a case under section 174 (Investigation of Unnatural Death) of the IPC. “We are carrying out further investigation to know the reason behind the suicide; we haven’t found any suicide note so far,” Muthuvel added.

Reeta’s body was sent to the Kilpauk Government Hospital for postmortem. She is survived by her husband and two children.

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