Hyderabad woman found dead in Australia, husband under suspicion for murder

Australian authorities, specifically the Victoria Police, are probing the suspicious death of a woman from Hyderabad. Concurrently, the woman's husband has reportedly fled India amid the ongoing investigation.

Shantanu Poswal
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In a tragic incident, a 36-year-old woman from Hyderabad was discovered murdered in Australia, with her husband, the alleged perpetrator, subsequently flying to Hyderabad and relinquishing custody of their child to the victim's parents. The body of Chaithanya Madhagani was found in a wheelie bin alongside a road in Buckley on Saturday, as reported.

Madhagani, who resided in Australia with her husband and son, hailed from the constituency of Uppal MLA Bandari Lakshma Reddy. Upon receiving information about the distressing incident, the legislator met with the victim's parents. 

In response to their request, Reddy composed a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) urging the repatriation of Madhagani's mortal remains to Hyderabad. Additionally, he informed the office of Union Minister G Kishan Reddy about the situation.

The husband of the deceased woman returned to Hyderabad and handed over their child to the grieving in-laws. According to the MLA, the parents of the victim conveyed that their son-in-law had "confessed" to the murder.

The Victoria Police, in a statement dated March 9 on its official website, disclosed that Homicide Squad detectives are actively investigating the discovery of a deceased person in Buckley, near Winchelsea. The authorities located the deceased individual on Mount Pollock Road around midday. 

A second crime scene has been identified at a residential address on Mirka Way, Point Cook, believed to be linked to the homicide. The investigators are treating the death as suspicious and, at this stage, suspect that the parties involved are acquainted, with the alleged offender potentially having fled overseas.