A sub-inspector of police allegedly shot himself dead in Siddipet district of Telangana today.
Incidentally, a police officer attached to the same police station had allegedly committed suicide last year.
Police sources said that sub-inspector I Prabhakar Reddy, posted at Kuknoorpally police station in Sidipet district, shot himself with his service revolver at his official quarters near the police station at around 1 pm.
He had left the police station suddenly. When his colleagues heard the gunshot, they rushed to his house and found him lying dead in a pool of blood.
Reasons for the suicide were not clear yet, sources added.
Another police official, sub-inspector T Ramakrishna Reddy, attached to the same police station, had committed suicide in August 2016. Investigation of that case is not yet complete.
Prabhakar Reddy hailed from Tangaturu in Yadadri District. He is survived by parents, wife and a three-month-old son.
With his family alleging that he was facing harassment by senior officials, Sidipet police commissioner Shiv Kumar said all angles of the case would be probed.
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