Inspector kills himself, kin suspect harassment

Inspector kills himself, kin suspect harassment

Inspector kills himself, kin suspect harassment

A police sub-inspector shot himself with his service revolver in Medak district of Telangana in the early hours of Wednesday.

Forty-five-year-old B Ramakrishna Reddy, who was working at the Kukukunoorpally police station in Kondapak mandal, resorted to suicide at his police quarters when his family members were away.

Ramakrishna Reddy was a native of Bakkamantram Gudem village in Mathampally mandal of Nalgonda district. He had sent his wife and two children to their parental home two days ago.

According to the Toguta Police, other policemen rushed to his quarters soon after hearing the firing sound and found Reddy dead. The body was later shifted to a hospital at Gajwel. However, the family members of the deceased SI said that Reddy committed suicide due to harassment by senior officers who were demanding huge amounts of money through settlements.

“Reddy is an ex-army man and a sincere officer who refused to accept bribes and pass them to higher-ups in the department,” a close relative rued at the Gajwel hospital where the post-mortem was conducted. Reddy’s relatives said that he has left a suicide note and also called Gajwel police station SI Kamalakar and two other constables minutes before committing suicide and urged them to take care of his two children.

Probe ordered

However, Medak district Superintendent of Police Chernyshevski Reddy, who visited Gajwel hospital, was tight-lipped about the allegations. He tried to pacify the agitating relatives of the SI, and announced that a departmental inquiry has been ordered and the truth behind the death will be unearthed very soon.

The police have registered a case and are probing various angles to find out the reason behind the suicide. Reddy, who joined the Indian Army in 1996, quit the force after he was injured by a bullet. He later joined the police force during 2006-2007.

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