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Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Siva Prasad Rao commits suicide

He was at the centre of a row over alleged theft of assembly property

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Former Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, who was at the centre of a row over alleged theft of assembly property, is said to have committed on Monday.

According to the police sources, Rao hanged himself at his residence here. He was taken to a private hospital, where he was declared dead. Police are investigating..

BJP Chief Spokesperson, K. Krishna Saagar Rao, in a statement said: "Shocked to know that former minister, former AP speaker Shri Kodela Siva Prasad has committed I extend heartfelt condolences on the unfortunate demise of this senior politician. May his soul rest in peace"

"I believe this forced death is a testimony to the ongoing bitter and contemptuous of Andhra Pradesh. It's quite unfortunate," he added.

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First Published: Mon, September 16 2019. 14:04 IST