An airhostess and her friend, a call centre employee, were found dead under mysterious circumstances in her apartment in suburban Tiruvanmiyur in Chennai on Thursday, police said.
The woman, Shilpa (24), employed with Jet Airways, was found to have consumed poison, while her friend Jayant (28) allegedly hung himself from a fan, police said.
Shilpa's parents in Bangalore, who grew worried after she failed to return their calls, flew down to Chennai on Thursday to ascertain what had happened, they said.
They found the door of her apartment locked from inside and no response from within. They broke open the door with the help of neighbours and found the body of their daughter on a bed, police said.
Jayant's body had fallen to the floor, as the rope from which he allegedly hung himself severed as it could not contain his weight, police said.
No suicide note was found in the room, police added.