A sub-inspector committed suicide in Medak district on Wednesday.
According to the officials, Kuknoorpally SI, U. Ramakrishna Reddy (38) shot himself with his service revolver as he was unable to bear the harassment by his superior officers. The SI left a suicide note in which he mention names of division DSP and Circle Inspector. They were forcing him to give money.
Police said that “in the suicide note Ramakrishna said that he had paid over Rs 15 lakh to the DSP and CI in the last three months.”
The SI’s wife, Ms U. Dhanalakshmi said that “my husband had even taken loans from relatives to pay the DSP.”
Medak police said “the SI shot himself in the forehead at around 1.30 am when he was alone in his house. He had sent his wife and two children to his in-laws’ place two days ago. Before committing suicide, the SI had called his friend and Gajwel sub-inspector, Mr Satish. He informed them that he was going to kill himself because of the harassment. But before the Gajwel SI could reach Reddy’s house, he had committed the deed.”
The two page suicide note was written in telugu. It was addressed to the Medak SP. Reddy also alleged that Siddipet DSP, Ch Sridhar and CI Venkataiah were forcing him to collect money and give them.
“The DSP, CI and even head constable and police constables have been conspiring against me. They harassed me constantly,” he wrote, adding, “I have not committed any mistake. They are responsible for my death.”
“When the Prime Minister came to Gajwel, I had to spend `2 lakh from my own pocket for various expenses. When I approached my superiors, they asked who had asked me to do so,” read the note.
Reddy’s wife Ms Dhanalakshmi said that “her husband wanted to quit the job because of the pressure. He had told me that he wanted to leave the job and go back to our village to lead a normal life. His superiors constantly made him do unwanted work and pressurised him to get more mamool. Once, he had to ask my brother for a loan of `1 lakh to pay his superiors.”
Medak district superintendent of police S. Chandrashekar Reddy said that “an investigation had been launched into the case. We have booked a case under CrPC 174 and have started an investigation. During the probe if we find truth in the suicide note, we will book cases against the officials.”
Ramakrishna Reddy was a native of Bakkamantram Gudem village in Nalgonda district. He joined police force in the year 2005. He worked in Army before joining police.
BY M. DIVYA SRI