78-year-old man accused in ex-Tahsildar bribery case commits "suicide"



A 78-year-old man, who was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in connection with a bribery case involving a former Tahsildar, was found hanging from a tree on Sunday, police said.

The man was on conditional bail, and was reportedly under depression, police said.

"This morning, residents informed the man's wife that they found him hanging from the tree in Kushaiguda area," a police official said.

The official also stated that police believe the man to have committed suicide.

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On October 14, a former Tahsildar, arrested by the ACB in the bribery case, had allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Chanchalguda central prison.

In August, the then Keesara Tahsildar, E. Balraju Nagaraju (47), was caught red-handed by ACB officials while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs. 1.10 crore.

A few other individuals were arrested, including the elderly man.

"Following a complaint, a case under section 174 CrPC was registered, and the 78-year-old man's body was shifted to a state-run hospital for a post-mortem," the police official added. (PTI)


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