On Sunday night in Chitradurga, Karnataka, Suchana Seth was taken into custody by the Goa Police, according to press reports. The killing’s motivation remains a mystery. The chief executive officer of a start-up artificial intelligence business, Suchana Seth, 39, was taken into custody after her four-year-old son was allegedly killed in Goa.
Who is Suchana Seth?
Suchana Seth went to nearby Karnataka with the body, a police spokesman said on Tuesday. Suchana Seth was named one of the tops “100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics for 2021” and serves as the CEO of the start-up Mindful AI Lab, according to her LinkedIn profile. Her profile description says “Suchana is an AI ethics expert and data scientist with over 12 years of experience in mentoring data science teams and scaling machine learning solutions at startups and industry research labs”. According to the report, Suchana Seth has held research fellowships at the Raman Research Institute, the Berkman Klein Centre at Harvard University, and Mozilla Fellow at Data & Society. She is also the owner of patents related to natural language processing.
Circumstances leading to the crime
According to Inspector Paresh Naik of the Calangute police station, Suchana Seth moved into a rented service flat in Candolim, North Goa, on 6 January. She was accompanied by her son. Following a few days of stay, Seth informed the flat staff that she needed to go to Bengaluru for work and requested that they set up a taxi. Instead of taking a taxi, which is a pricey alternative, the staff recommended that she take a flight to Bengaluru, which would be less expensive, the police officer added. The woman insisted that she would only use a cab, and on January 8 early in the morning, a car was prepared for her. He said that blood stains were discovered on a towel when the flat staff went to clean the room where she had stayed later. The apartment’s manager notified the Calangute Police right away.
The woman carried the child’s body inside her luggage
In addition, the staff reported to the police that Seth was observed carrying an excessively heavy suitcase when she left the flat and that her four-year-old son was not seen with her. After that, she received a call from the police asking her about her “missing” kid and the bloodstains. In response, the woman said that her monthly period was to blame for the bloodstains. She gave the address and mentioned that her kid was in Margao town, South Goa, with her friend. The police realized right away that the address she had provided was false after enlisting the assistance of the Fatorda Police (near Margao). Later, the cab driver, who was travelling to Bengaluru and had arrived in the Karnataka district of Chitradurga, was instructed by the inspector over the phone to transport the accused person to the closest police station. When the Chitradurga police examined the woman’s luggage, they discovered the child’s body inside. A Calangute Police team then rushed to Chitradurga and obtained a transit remand of the accused, who was being brought to Goa. Police have informed about the incident to the accused’s husband, Venkat Raman, who is currently in Jakarta.
By: Gursharan Kaur