Hyderabad: A head constable from the Telangana State Special Police (TSSP) posted at Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s farmhouse at Eravalli village in Siddipet district, allegedly shot himself at the farmhouse on Wednesday morning. The cop was on duty when the incident occurred. The diseased identified as Venkateshwarlu (badge no 1136) belongs to the Twelfth battalion of TSSP . The cop hailed from Nalgonda (Chada village of Motakondur Mandal).
Police suspect, he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
According to investigating officers, Venkateshwarlu was a chronic alcohol addict for a long time. During his last posting, he suddenly went absent from duty without informing his superiors. However, a few days later, he reported to work. Following this, his superiors had reportedly warned him to discontinue his service owing to his alcohol addiction.
Venkateshwarlu then approached his superiors along with his wife and children, during when they urged him to take back to work, on an assurance that he keep away from alcohol. Accordingly, he was posted at the farmhouse of the Chief Minister.
But from the second day of assuming duties at the farmhouse, he started consuming alcohol. His colleagues noticed this and tried to dissuade him, but to no use.
On Wednesday morning around 11, he was in the Guard changing room located on the periphery of the farmhouse, and the Guard was on duty as per the schedule at the upper level.
Suddenly one of them heard a noise of a bullet fired and rushed towards the room, only to find Venkateshwarlu in a pool of blood. They rushed him to the hospital, where he was.declared brought dead.
Police said that he had shot himself with a Carbine weapon.
Siddipet commissioner Joel Davis told media persons that Venkateswalu could have taken the extreme step owing to his alcoholic addiction. However, only after the postmortem examination, it will be known if he was in an inebriated condition at the time of the incident. A case of suspicious death has registered at Markuk police station under whose jurisdiction the farmhouse falls.