Jaipal`s niece death case: Husband, in-law grilled

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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