Top fashion designer Prathyusha Garimella reportedly committed suicide at her boutique studio in the posh hills of Banjara on Saturday.
The 35-year-old man’s body was found in the bathroom of the MLA Colony store.
Police found the body after the guard alerted them when she failed to respond to his blows. A bottle of carbon monoxide was found in the bathroom.
Banjara Hills Police registered a case and transferred the body to Osmania Hospital for an autopsy.
Police, who initially treated it as a death under suspicious circumstances, later found a suicide note. She reportedly wrote that she was tired of her lonely life, saying it was not the life she wanted.
The fashion designer wrote that she didn’t want to be a burden on her parents and was sorry for taking the extreme step.
Prathyusha has worked as a fashion designer for several top Bollywood and Tollywood personalities.
The guard told the police that Prathyusha came to the shop on Saturday morning and did not come out until the afternoon, he went to see her. As she did not respond to the repeated knocks on the door, he alerted the neighbors, who notified the police.
Police suspect the fashion designer took the extreme measure due to depression.
Pratyusha had worked as a fashion designer for celebrities Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Jacqueline Fernandez and several Tollywood personalities.
Actor Ram Charan’s wife, Upasana Konidela, took to Twitter to offer her condolences over the death of her friend.
“My best friend, my dearest friend. Gone too soon – Upset/pissed/sad – she had the best of everything, career, friends and family, but succumbed to depression. Post this incident, truly believe the karmic baggage pass through lives. We pray for his peace,” Upasana wrote.