Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh:
A 55-year-old Andhra Pradesh police chief allegedly shot dead three members of his family, his wife and two daughters, and then shot himself dead, an official said Thursday.
The incident, which is entirely due to personal reasons, came to light on Thursday morning and the police recovered a suicide note from the house of the 1993 batch police officer, the police officer added.
“His name is Venkateswarlu and he was working as a writer in Kadapa two-town police station. He worked till 11 pm last night (Wednesday) and took a gun and some bullets from the police station and went home” Kadapa stressed. Divisional Police Officer Md. Sharif told PTI.
Venkateswarlu’s eldest daughter, around 20 years old, was in her first year of graduation, while the youngest was in 10th standard, he said, adding that the officer’s wife was around 45 years old.
According to sources, the police chief was believed to have lost money in the stock market and was also battling some family issues.
The police are in the process of registering a case and have already started investigation, including Kadapa Superintendent of Police Siddarth Kaushal visiting Venkateswarlu’s house.
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