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The mystery behind TDP leader Kodela Sivaprasad Rao's suicide

After Jaganmohan Reddy came to power, his government set up a cell in the police department to dig out all past corruption cases allegedly committed by Kodela and his family members

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The mystery behind TDP leader’s suicide

Here is the full story behind the suicide of the 72 year old trained doctor and leader of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh, Kodela Sivaprasad Rao. Rao committed suicide earlier this month. After Jaganmohan Reddy came to power, his government set up a cell in the police department to dig out all past corruption cases allegedly committed by Kodela and his family members. The AP Legislative Assembly secretariat found that some furniture purchased for its new building in Amaravati had gone missing and later traced it to Kodela. The Assembly secretariat booked cases against him under IPC 409 and 411. Though Kodela offered to return the furniture or pay its cost to the Assembly, the officials opted to pursue the case against him. According to TDP leaders, this led to depression in him and Kodela killed himself. 

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