Tension prevailed for more than an hour at Kukunoor on Wednesday soon after the news of suicide by P. Prabhakar Reddy, sub-inspector of Kukunoorpally police station spread like a wildfire.
Hundreds of people from not only from the Kukunoorpally but also from neighbouring villages arrived to know exactly what happened and how the SI committed suicide. The body of Prabhakar Reddy was in a sitting position in a plastic chair at his quarters with his pistol next to him.
According to sources, though it was not confirmed, a senior police officer went to the spot and collected some documents and left for Hyderabad.
Harassment at work
Alleging that harassment of senior officials led to the suicide of the sub-inspector, relatives staged a dharna before the police station and raised slogans against Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and P. Siva Kumar, Commissioner of Police. Their anger was so uncontrollable that police had a tough time in controlling the mob.
Meanwhile, the scrolling on some TV channels that Prabhakar Reddy reportedly had relationship with a woman who died in suspicious circumstances at Hyderabad irked the agitators.
Soon they attacked the OB vans of some of the media houses and one van was completely burnt down. They tried to attack one more van but the media people got alerted and ran away from the scene. By the time of last reports came in, the body was not yet shifted to the government hospital for post-mortem.