Accused in ex-Tahsildar bribery case ends life

Hyderabad, Nov 8 : A 78-year-old man arrested by theAnti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in connection with a briberycase involving a former Tahsildar was found hanging from atree here on Sunday, police said.

The man recently got conditional bail in the case and wasreportedly under depression since then, the police said.

This morning, local residents informed the mans wifethat he was found hanging from the tree in Kushaiguda area,they said.

The man is suspected to have committed suicide, they said.


On October 14, a former Tahsildar, arrested by the ACB inthe bribery case, had allegedly committed suicide by hanginghimself at Chanchalguda central prison here.

In August this year, the then Keesara Tahsildar E BalrajuNagaraju (47) was caught red-handed by the ACB officialswhile allegedly acceptingRs 1.10 crore as bribe for showingofficial favour to clear a farmland issue.

Some other accused, including the elderly man, weresubsequently arrested in the case.

Following a complaint, a case under section 174 CrPC wasregistered and the 78-year-old mans body was shifted to astate-run hospital for a post-mortem, the police added.


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