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Wife of Indian American techie who committed suicide in Seattle tries to kill herself

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Reason behind Madhukar’s suicide is still unclear.

Madhukar and family
Madhukar Reddy Gudur, Swathi and their daughter (Courtesy of GoFundMe page)

Swathi Gudur, the wife of Madhukar Reddy Gudur, the Indian techie who committed suicide in the US earlier this month, tried to kill herself. Allegedly, Swathi’s in-laws have blamed her for their son’s death.

According to reports, Swathi tried committing suicide by consuming toilet liquid at her residence in Kuthapet area of Hyderabad. She still remains to be in critical condition.

Madhukar Reddy was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his recently-bought house in Seattle on April 4. Both Madhukar and Swathi are software professionals. The couple has a five-year-old daughter.

Swathi accompanied Madhukar’s body during cremation on April 11 in his hometown in Telangana. Madhukar’s relatives, allegedly, attacked Swathi accusing her for Madhukar’s unnatural death. Swathi was told to leave, according to the reports.

Swathi had called a press conference and said that Madhukar committed suicide due to depression caused by the work stress. According to her father, Swathi was also going through severe mental pressure due to the wrong accusation made by her in-laws.

Madhukar first went to the US 14 years ago to pursue higher studies. He was working as a tech professional from the last ten years. He sent a text message to his parents in India moments before committing suicide, asking them to forgive him.

The reason behind Madhukar’s suicide is still unclear. His relatives claim that he had no financial or job-related stress.

According to Madhukar’s relatives, the couple visited India just once after their marriage and stayed with their parents for one month. They also added that the Swathi tried to alienate him from his family after their marriage.

Earlier, Naveen Reddy Gaddam, a friend of Madhukar, started a GoFundMe page to support Swathi in sending his body back to India for the last rituals. The goal of $15,000 was reached and body left to India last week from New Jersey – EWR in Air India flight.