Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the death of YSR Congress leader and former state minister Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy, who was found dead at his home in Kadapa district under suspicious circumstances.
However, on a complaint by his personal assistant, the police registered a case of unnatural death under section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and took up investigations.
He is survived by his wife and a daughter.
Sharma said services of forensic experts were being used for the investigation. The investigators gathered clues from the scene with the help of the Clues Team and dog squad.
The former MP, who was alone at his house, was found dead in a pool of blood in the bathroom when Krishna Reddy along with the housemaid entered the house from the rear door after there was no response to the knocks on the main door.
Vivekananda Reddy was elected from Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency on a Congress party ticket in 1999 and 2004. He was twice elected to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly (1989, 1994) from Pulivendula, a family stronghold.
He remained loyal to the Congress when Jaganmohan Reddy raised a banner of revolt against the party for not picking him as the successor of his father and Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy following his death in a helicopter crash in 2009.
Vivekananda Reddy contested 2011 by-election to Pulivendula constituency against his sister-in-law and Jagan's mother Y.S. Vijayamma, who contested as the YSR Congress candidate and won the seat with a huge majority.
Vivekananda later quit Congress party and joined YSR Congress. He lost the elections to the Legislative Council in 2017.
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