Beautician, SI commit suicide in Telangana, police probing link

Siddipet: Prabhakar Reddy, a Sub-Inspector of police who committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver in Siddipet district in Telangana on June 14, 2017.

Hyderabad, June 14  Police in Telangana were probing the link between the alleged suicide of a beautician in Hyderabad and a sub-inspector of police in Siddipet district on Wednesday.

Vijayalakshmi alias Sirisha (28) was found dead in at a professional photo studio at Film Nagar in posh Jubilee Hills on Wednesday morning. Hours later, Prabhakar Reddy, who was serving as SI at Kukunoorpally police station, shot himself in the temple in the police station.

Family members of Prabhakar Reddy alleged that harassment by superiors led to the suicide. However, the case took a new twist by Wednesday evening as police started probing the link between two incidents.

Hyderabad police were questioning the owner of the photo studio V. Rajeev and his friend Shravan, who had taken Sirisha to Kukunoorpally on Monday where Prabhakar Reddy allegedly misbehaved with him.

On learning about Sirisha’s suicide and fearing that police probe may spoil his married life and could lead to dismissal, Prabhakar Reddy took the extreme step.

Police launched the investigation after Sirisha’s husband Satish Chandra alleged that she was murdered. He suspects involvement of the photo studio owner.

Prabhakar is the second SI of Kukunoorpally to commit suicide at the same police station in less than a year.

Hailing from Yadadri Bhongir district, Prabhakar Reddy was selected as SI in 2012. Last year, he was posted in Kukunoorpally police station.

Prabhakar was the second SI to commit suicide at the same police station in 10 months. T. Ramakrishna Reddy had shot himself in the police station on August 16, 2016. He had left a suicide note in which he alleged that he was harassed by his superiors.

Prabhakar Reddy was posted as SI in place of Ramakrishna Reddy.

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