Death of Jaipal`s niece registered as murder

Hyderabad Police registered the death of Kiran Reddy, niece of Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy.

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Sunday registered the death of Kiran Reddy, niece of Union Minister for Petroleum S Jaipal Reddy, as murder and would question her husband soon, senior officials said.

Police had on Saturday registered a case of suspicious death after Kiran Reddy (26) was found dead in her house at Bharani Layout in Jubilee Hills but following a complaint, the case was now altered to Section 302 (murder) of IPC, Jubilee Hills Circle Inspector K Narasing Rao said.

Kiran`s mother, Bharathi, is the elder sister of Jaipal Reddy.
The deceased`s father Raghottam Reddy on Sunday complained to police that his daughter`s death was unnatural and accused the involvement of her husband (Chaitanya Reddy) and other family members into it.

Kiran, a private dermatologist was married to Chaitanya Reddy five years ago.
"Raghottam Reddy complained to us that Kiran`s death was not natural and he suspected foul play. Raghottam has alleged that Kiran`s husband and her in-law`s were behind the death of his daughter. Following the complaint we altered the case. Now a murder case has been registered against Chaitanya Reddy and his other family members," Rao said.

An autopsy report of Kiran Reddy`s death was awaited and police said they would soon question Chaitanya Reddy and his family members in connection with the case.