Fashion designer Prathyusha Garimella, a top fashion designer, was found dead in her Hyderabad-based boutique studio in the posh Banjara Hills area on Saturday (June 11). The 36-year-old designer allegedly died by suicide and attributed her death to ‘loneliness’ and ‘stress’. In the note that she left behind, she said that she did not want to become a burden on her parents anymore.
After a preliminary investigation, the Hyderabad police suspected it to be a suicide case. The police declared a new statement declaring that the fashion designer's death might have been caused by inhaling carbon monoxide mixed with steam. The police found the body after the watchman alerted them when she did not respond to his knocks. The Banjara Hills police registered a case and shifted the body to the Osmania Hospital for autopsy.
The police also informed revealed the chain of events that led to her death. Garimella left her residence on June 10, claiming that she would stay at her friend's house and return the next day. But when her father tried to contact her over the phone on Saturday morning, there was no response. At around noon, the victim's father received a call from the watchman of the boutique stating that she was not responding to the doorbell. Her father then rushed to the boutique and found that the door was locked from the inside. He then got it forcefully opened and found his daughter dead with a note in her hand which reportedly stated that she did not want to be a burden on her parents and that she was sorry for taking the extreme step.
The leading designer ran her own boutique named after herself, Prathyusha Garimella, and has worked as a fashion designer for various film personalities. Prathyusha has created designs for Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Jacqueline Fernandez, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Sara Ali Khan, Kajal Aggarwal, Shriya Saran, Huma Qureshi, Raveena Tandon, Bhumi Pednekar, Parineeti Chopra, Gauahar Khan and Neha Dhupia among others.