A 27-year-old woman from India's Kerala state allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Al Ain city in Abu Dhabi.
Meera Mohan, from Kottayam, was living with her 20-year-old brother Midhun Mohan, and her six-year-old daughter Pavithra. She was working as a receptionist in a private company and has been living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the past five years, the Gulf News reported.
Pavithra is a Grade two student at the Al Ain Indian High School. Meera's ex-husband stays in India.
The woman sent her daughter and brother to buy groceries. When the pair returned 20 minutes later, they had to get police to help them break into their home and were shocked to find the woman dead in the bathroom.
"Meera was the sole breadwinner of the family. She took care of the entire family - including her parents back in India," a close friend of hers said.
"A few months ago, she brought her brother here on a job. But he was not happy and was planning to fly back to India on May 19 to come back on a different job visa."
Her daughter is now under the care of family friends. She still believes her mother is alive.