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Andhra family commits suicide due to police harassment, probe on

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A week ago, a couple and two children committed suicide in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh by throwing themselves on the railway track. The unfortunate event is creating a sensation in the state of Andhra Pradesh as a selfie video has now surfaced in the suicide case of Sheikh Abdul Salam and his family members in Nandyal. In the video, the victim can be seen citing police harassment in a theft case as the cause for him and his family to commit suicide.

Abdul Salam, 45, of Rojakunta in Nandyal district along with his wife Noorjahan, 38, daughter Salma, 14, and son Dada Khalandhar, 10, committed suicide by falling under a goods train. Their bodies were found scattered on the Kaulir railway tracks near the Panyam railway station.

– BOTH THE POLICE PERSONNEL BOOKED UNDER SECTIONS 323,324 & 306 r/w section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.
– SEC 323 : Voluntarily causing hurt
– SEC 324 : Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means
– SEC 306 : Abetment of suicide.

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In a major development, the Andhra Pradesh police has arrested CI Somasekhar Reddy and Head Constable Gangadhar under the above mentioned sections of the Indian Penal Code within 24 hours of the CM intervening, asking the department to deploy top officers and ensure speedy justice. The CM of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is personally monitoring the progress of the probe and assures that justice will be delivered at any cost.

Special Officer appointed by the DGP as per the directions of the CM, IGP Sankha Brata Bagchi and senior IPS officer Arif Hafeez were deployed to investigate the matter. Within hours of the intervention, the CI of Nandyal was suspended from duty pending investigation and within 24 hours of the same , based on the preliminary investigation carried out by the top cops , the arrests have been executed . Speaking about the same, DGP Gautam Sawang IPS said, ‘ If one is found to be guilty of any offence, be it anybody, he/she will be acted against irrespective of who the person is’.

Various minority organisations from across the state have expressed their satisfaction over the swift intervention of the CM and the subsequent action taken by the top brass of the police department, which led to the arrests of the accused.

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