Jaipal`s niece death case: Husband, in-law grilled
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 19:16
  
Hyderabad: Police to began questioning the husband and in-laws of Kiran Reddy, niece of the Union Minister for Petroleum S Jaipal Reddy, in connection with her mysterious death.

Kiran (26), was found dead in her house at Bharani Layout in Jubilee Hills here on June 18.

The Jubilee Hills Police had initially registered a case of suspicious death and later altered it to murder after her father Raghottam Reddy suspected foul play by her husband Chaitanya Reddy and his family members behind the death.

Kiran's mother, Bharathi, is the elder sister of Jaipal Reddy. Kiran, a dermatologist, was married to Chaitanya Reddy, also a doctor, five years ago.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Zone) Stephen Raveendra said: "The entire autopsy (of Kiran) was videographed and the inquest was done. The questioning of suspects including Kiran?s husband Chaitanya Reddy, her in-laws and brother-in-law is underway. Further action will be taken, based on the evidence that we gather."

Banjara Hills Division Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) R Ravinder Reddy said they were still awaiting the autopsy report.

"No one has been arrested so far. We are verifying the complicity of Chaitanya Reddy and questioning him with regard to the death. Kiran's in-laws are also being questioned," he added.

The father of the victim had earlier complained to police that his daughter's death was unnatural and suspected that she was smothered.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 19:16


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