Siddipet: A Venkateshwarlu (38), a head constable of the Telangana State Special Police (TSSP) shot himself to death with his service gun at Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s farmhouse located at Erravelly village at about 11 am on Wednesday, while on duty.
Siddipet Commissioner of Police, D Joel Davis said that Venkateshwarlu was addicted to liquor and he was given treatment at Kamineni de-addiction centre by his family members. After undergoing treatment, he has joined the duties on September 29, after a long leave. He had, however, continued taking liquor within a few days after joining duty and stopped attending the duties. He was warned by his superiors obly a week back for skipping duties. Following the request of Venkateshwarlu’s wife, he was allowed to join duty only yesterday.
Venkateshwarlu, who was carrying a carbine while on duty, has shot at his temple. He was rushed to Area Hospital in Gajwel where the doctors declared him brought dead. A case was registered and the inquiry is on. His body was kept at Gajwel hospital for post-mortem.
Venkateshwarlu was a native of Chada village of Valigonda Mandal, is survived by his wife Shoba, daughter Vennela (13) and son Chandu (12). Shoba, who is living in Valigonda, is a vegetable vendor. Sources in the Police department said that Venkateshwarlu, a 2003 batch constable, was removed from duties from June 16, 2005 to December 03, 2006 on the charge of harassing a woman. He had skipped duties without prior information several times.
Chada Demands High Level Probe in to Constable’s Suicide
Hyderabad: CPI state secretary Ch Venkat Reddy today expressed grief at the suicide of head constable Venkateshwarlu at farm House of Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in Erravalli in Gajwel.
He demanded the government to conduct a high level inquiry on the incident to find the truth. He also said that in the recent past sub inspectors have ended their lives in a similar way. Reddy said that such incidents are taking place only in Siddipet district. It is unfortunate that the constable ended his life which is leading to doubts, he said.
A high level inquiry will unfold truths behind such tragic incidents, the CPI leader said.