Hyderabad

Stock broker asked his father to sell one acre land

In an apparent suicide pact, five of two families were found dead near Narsingi

Two days before he ended his life, stock broker P. Prabhakar Reddy called up his father staying at Shankarpally requesting him to sell one acre of land owned by the family.

Police officials probing the case of five deaths at Narsingi found that Prabhakar told his father that he was in dire need of money. “Apparently, people who arranged money to Prabhakar Reddy mounted pressure on him to return their money,” a police officer unwilling to be named said.

But the stock broker’s father reportedly turned down the request, citing that he had to take care of future needs of Prabhakar’s younger brother as well. His family had nearly 12 acres of land in the village.

Persons examined by the police so far in the case said the stock broker was mild mannered and never entered into any sort of dispute with others. Bodies of Prabhakar, his two-year-old son Varshit, his wife Madhavi, his aunt K. Laxmi and her daughter K. Sindhuja were found at two different places near Indrareddynagar Kanche of Kolluru in Narsingi on Tuesday.

Fresh evidence in the form of video footage at toll gates and other places confirmed that they went to Dindi as claimed and returned by Monday evening. Analysis of the Call Data Record of the two mobile phones of Prabhakar and Laxmi indicated that they left for Dindi around 1 p.m. They returned for city from there around 5 p.m.

The haze on the next sequence of events is slowly clearing, though precise details of where they bought the poison and who administered them are yet to be ascertained. Investigators understand that persons, who were believed to have arranged money to Prabhakar through his aunt Laxmi, of late started demanding return of their money. Not many calls were received by Prabhakar on Monday. But surely he received some text messages from some of them, said the investigators. One of his close relatives, who was said to have given over ₹30 lakh to Prabhakar , also called him on Monday evening.

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