Kakinada: Medapati Lakshma Reddy (25) of G Mamidada village, an alleged habitual offender who was arrested in a motorcycle theft case and kept in lock-up in Karapa police station near here, was found dead hanging to the ceiling in his cell on Monday morning.

Police said that the sentry on duty gave him a blanket on Sunday night when he complained of fever. DIG Eluru range C V Anand who conducted an enquiry said that Lakshma Reddy had committed suicide by hanging with the help of the blanket and no foul play was suspected.

SI, 3 constables suspended

Meanwhile, Jaganmohana Rao, Sub inspector, Simhadri, head constable, Ch Madhusudana Rao and K Venkateswara Rao, constables in Karapa police station, were suspended for their alleged negligence.