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India’s First Female Uber Driver Found Dead At The Age Of 39

India’s first female Uber driver was found dead at the age of 39 according to HuffPo India:

Bharathi Veerath, Bengaluru’s first woman cab driver, has died in an apparent case of suicide. The 39-year-old was found dead in her third floor rented house on Monday, where she had apparently hanged herself.

The incident was reported in Nagashetty Halli in Bengaluru, after Bharathi’s landlord found her cab “abandoned”, but could not locate Bharathi anywhere. He reportedly rushed to her house and saw her body hanging. The local police found Bharathi’s front door shut tight but unlocked. They could not find a suicide letter.

Investigation has found that Bharathi was living alone and wanted to move back to her hometown in Ongole in Andhra Pradesh. She had even informed her landlord about moving her gas connection there and quit her job. Bharathi had reportedly moved to Bengaluru 10 years ago and worked as a tailor and then with an NGO where she learnt how to drive. Later, she joined private taxi aggregator company Uber, where she was the city’s first woman cab driver.

“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of Bharathi Veerath,” an Uber spokesperson told HuffPost India. “Bharathi was a positive person and one of our top women driver partners. She was an inspiration to many driver partners and riders. Our thoughts are with her family.”

This is so sad!!!

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