Kodela Siva Prasada Rao death: Police to question family Members


Death of Kodela Siva Prasad Rao: Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao’s suicide case is being investigated by Hyderabad city police and is looking into all aspects.

Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao is being investigated by the Hyderabad city police for his alleged suicide. However, police have not yet returned the suicide note.

Preliminary reports indicate that Kodela Sivaprasad Rao committed suicide by hanging himself at his official residence in Hyderabad Jubilee Hills. Reports say he is battling depression as cases are reported against his son and daughter.

TDP senior leader Kodela Rao, 82, was taken to the Basavataram Indo-American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. The hospital said in a statement, “Dr. Kodela Siva Prasad Rao was rushed to the hospital at 11:35 am. According to the protocol, the resuscitation measures were started immediately. The medical team at Basavataram Indo made the best efforts – the American Cancer Hospital, he was not restored and was pronounced dead at 12.29 pm.”

The suicide took place when TDP and YSRCP were locked in a street confrontation with N Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh.

However, Hyderabad City police are gathering all the evidence. Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said: “We are doing a thorough investigation.
Meanwhile, a team led by DCP AR Srinivas is gathering all the clues and leads at Kodela Siva Prasad Rao’s Jubilee Hills home. The dog squad was also called by the police.

The police team entered the home of Kodela Rao by scaling the boundary walls. No suicidal note has yet been received by police from his bedroom or courtyard.

CCTV footage from the cameras set up at Kodela Rao’s home is also being scanned.

Kodela Siva Prasad Rao joined the TDP in 1983 under the leadership of NTR. He has two sons and one daughter.

Rao was appointed as a Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly in 2014 after the partition of Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana. Rao is a six-time MLA. He won the seat five times from Narsaraopet, and from Sattenapalli in 2014 – also serving as the Home Minister and Panchayati Raj Minister in Andhra Pradesh.


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