Murder-suicide believed in Supraja Srinivas and four-month son’s death

Melbourne, July 18: Killed in a fall from a Bourke Street balcony in Melbourne CBD, it is believed that Supraja, took her own life and that of her son Shrihan in an apparent murder-suicide.

31 year old Supraja hailed from Hyderabad, India and was in Melbourne with her husband Gannaram Srinivas working as software engineer for outsourcing company Tech Mahindra’s Melbourne office.

The Times of India reported that Supraja had married Gannaram, an engineer, in 2006.

Supraja and her son were found in the atrium of the 29-storey City Point apartment building near the corner of Bourke and Spencer streets during mid-morning hours on Thursday.

The family was a resident the City Point building. The atrium – internal area of the building faces the tennis courts, a pool and gym.

An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said paramedics could not revive them and both died at the scene.

Husband Gannaram collapsed at the scene and was admitted to hospital.

Police had confirmed that neither broken balcony nor railing were the cause of deaths. It was belived that Supraja had jumped from the balcony and was holding her 4-month baby when they fell.

Residents from the 29-storey apartment tower said they heard nothing unusual leading up to the fall. A police spokeswoman said they were not looking for anyone in connection with the incident.

4-month baby Srihan Srinivas
4-month baby Srihan Srinivas @facebook

The double deaths are being treated as a murder-suicide, police said.

Family and friends of Supraja, who died with her four-month baby boy after the fall from the balcony of City Point building, have spoken to police.

A friend of Gannaram, who was a the scene said that he were not aware of any issues.

The family of Supraja is preparing to take her and her son’s body to India. The couple also have a five-year-old daughter.

Supraja’s parents who reside at Reddy Colony in Chandannagar in Hyderabad, confirmed to TOI that they got information about the death of their daughter and grandson, but refused to divulge more details.

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Ramakrishna VenuGopal

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