Police have registered a case of unnatural death.

Chennai based businesswoman Joint MD of Lanson Group Reeta Lankalingam found dead
news Suicide Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 18:50

Chennai based businesswomen Reeta Lankalingam who is the joint managing director of the Lanson group was found dead at her residence on Thursday.

The 49-year-old was married to businessman Lankalingam Murugesu, who is the Managing Director of the leading dealers of Toyota.

On Thursday morning, she was found dead in her bungalow on Kothari road in Nungambakkam. She was found lifeless by Esupaatham, one of the supervisors of the house who had visited the coupleā€™s house at 9 am on Thursday.

After the supervisor intimated the Nungambakkam police, officers inspected the bungalow and sent her body to the Kilpauk Medical College for a post-mortem. Though the police's preliminary finding is that it was a death by suicide, no suicide note or letter was found during the search.

The police have registered a case of unnatural death under section 174 of the IPC and a press release has been issued regarding the death. The note says that the cause of death is most likely suicide and that further investigations are being undertaken.  

She is survived by her husband, Lankalingam, a son, and a daughter. 

The Lanson group is a 100 million dollar business conglomerate which focuses in car dealership, food manufacturing and exports and biotechnology. 

If you or anyone you know is feeling depressed or suicidal, consider reaching out to one of the following helplines:

Tamil Nadu:

State health department suicide helpline number - 104

Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050


Telangana government suicide prevention toll free number - 104 

Roshni- 040-66202000, 66202001

SEVA- 09441778290, 040 - 27504682(between 9 AM and 7 PM)


Sahai : 24-hour helpline numbers: 080- 65000111, 080-65000222


Maithri helpline - 0484-2540530

Chaithram helpline: 0484-2361161

Both are 24-hour helpline numbers.

Andhra Pradesh: 

Life Suicide Prevention Helpline No.78930-78930 

Roshni - 

Helpline 1: 9166202000 

Helpline 2: 9127848584

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