Hyderabad– The body of a techie who allegedly committed suicide in the US last week was on Tuesday cremated at his home town Bhongir in Telangana.

The relatives of Madhukar Reddy Gudur attacked his wife Swati, when she came to attend the funeral. Blaming Swati for his death, they asked her to go away. The incident led to tension.

The woman along with her mother later approached the police, seeking protection.

The 37-year-old techie was found hanging from a fan in his house in Seattle on April 4. His wife was also working as a software professional in the northwestern US city. The couple, who recently moved to their new home, have a seven-year-old daughter.

Before ending his life, Madhukar sent a mail to his parents, requesting them to forgive him.

Marital dispute is believed to have led Madhukar to kill himself. According to his family, he was very well off and did not have any financial problems.

An alumnus of BITS Pilani, Madhukar was living in the US since 2010 and was working for a multi-national company. He married Swati four years ago.

His relatives said after the marriage he had stopped visiting his parents and they blamed Swati for this alienation. (IANS)