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HyderabadNo need to lie about Raju's suicide: DGP Mahendar Reddy

No need to lie about Raju’s suicide: DGP Mahendar Reddy

Published: 17th Sep 2021 11:46 pm

Hyderabad: Director General of Police M Mahendar Reddy on Friday said the death of Pallakonda Raju, the suspect in the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Saidabad, was 100 per cent suicide and there was no doubt about it. “No one needs to lie about this and anyone who has doubts should only speak on the basis of evidence,” he said.

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Raju’s body was found on the railway track near Station Ganpur on Thursday morning. “Seven direct eye witnesses saw the incident and it is 100 per cent suicide,” he said, replying to a question at a press conference here.

According to Mahendar Reddy, around 9.05 am, two loco-pilots of Konark Express bound for Hyderabad saw Raju throwing himself in front of the train. They immediately informed the station master after the train reached Station Ganpur. When the train reached Hyderabad, they entered the details in their information system officially and alerted their senior officials as well, he said.

The farmers working in the fields near the tracks also witnessed the incident. At 6.30 am, a railway gangman, who was walking along the tracks for inspection, noticed Raju moving under suspicious circumstances. When he asked Raju why he was loitering near the tracks, he left the place.

When the gangman returned after completing the inspection, he noticed the body. In all, seven persons including farmers and loco-pilots were witnesses to the incident.

“We have recorded and videographed their statements and this evidence is sufficient,” he said.

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