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Indian CEO Arrested for Murder as Son’s Body is Found in Luggage

Indian CEO is arrested on suspicion of murdering her four-year-old son after the child's body was found in her luggage.

Suchana Seth, the CEO of an Indian AI startup is facing arrest on suspicion of murdering her four-year-old son. The distressing incident unfolded as she returned from a trip to Goa, with her son’s lifeless body discovered in her luggage during a routine police inspection in the Chitradurga district of Karnataka state.

Suchana Seth, the CEO of The Mindful AI Lab in Bengaluru, checked into a Goa hotel with her son on Saturday but raised concerns when she checked out alone on Monday night. The hotel staff found blood stains in the room after her departure, prompting them to inform the local police. Subsequently, the police contacted the taxi driver who had transported Seth, instructing him to bring her to the nearest police station.

Investigation and Legal Proceedings

Upon opening Seth’s luggage during the police inspection, the grim discovery of the child’s lifeless body was made public. The North Goa Superintendent of Police, Nidhin Valsan, confirmed this development, adding that Seth’s husband, currently in Indonesia, has been requested to return to India for questioning. A local court has remanded Seth to six days in police custody as the investigation unfolds.

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The AI community is grappling with shock as the co-founder and CEO of Mindful AI Lab, an AI ethics expert, faces serious criminal charges. Seth’s LinkedIn profile describes her extensive experience in data science and machine learning. The motive behind the alleged murder remains unclear, with police revealing Seth mentioned a strained relationship with her husband during interrogation. Authorities are working to ascertain the motive and circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.