Man commits suicide

Staff Reporter

NALGONDA: Allegedly upset over the suicide bid by his pregnant wife, an autorickshaw driver Barre Ramaswamy (35) ended his life by hanging himself to a tree in the early hours of Saturday at Sanjay colony in Devarkonda town.

According to K. Srinivas, Devarakonda SI, Ramaswamy's wife, Alivelu, 30, attempted suicide by staging immolation following a tiff with him. The couple, in fact, was expecting their fifth child.

Shaken by the incident, Ramaswamy climbed a neem tree in the village with the help of a ladder and hanged himself to a branch. He was found dead by villagers in the morning.

Meanwhile, Alivelu, who was shifted to the community hospital, delivered a dead baby, the SI said.

Quoting the duty doctors, the SI said that her condition was very critical. The couple was not in good terms for the last one week, he maintained.