Beltangady: The body of Jyoti (27), wife of Keshava Poojary of Chendeda Bakiyaru in Naravi was found in a pond near their house on Wednesday. It is suspected to be a case of suicide.
Keshava had gone back to the shop after lunch on Tuesday. Around 3-30 pm, his sister arrived at their house but she could not find Jyoti. The husband was informed and he, joined by others, made a search around. There was no result.
The search was continued on Wednesday and Jyoti’s body was found floating in the pond located about 100 metres from the house.
Jyoti hailed from Nallur in Bajagoli of Karkala taluk and was given in marriage to Keshava four months ago. She suffered from chronic illness and the dejection might have led her to take the extreme step, said the police. The body was sent for autopsy to a hospital in Deralakatte.
The Venur police have registered a case.