A Chennai-based businesswoman was found hanging at her home in the city's Kothari Road area. Police suspect the woman may have killed herself over a family feud.
Investigators said 49-year-old Reeta Lankalingam, the Joint Chairperson of Lanson Toyota, did not come out of her room till 9 AM today.
Later, a supervisor associated with her firm found her hanging and informed the police.
Confirming the woman's death, a senior police officer told NDTV: "It appears to be a case of suicide. We are investigating it."
Investigators said she had an argument with her husband, Lankalingam Murugesu -who is the Managing Director Lanson Toyota - yesterday over taking some action against an employee.
A police officer said, "She appears to have taken the extreme step due to the rift with her husband Lankalingam over the issue".
Police also said her husband spent last night at a hotel and was not at home on Thursday morning.
Police said no note related to her death has been found yet. Her post-mortem will be performed at the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital in Chennai.
Reeta belonged to Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin district.