Beautician, A Vijaya Lakshmi alias Sirisha aged 29 was found dead in the early hours of Tuesday in a studio in Shaikpet. Her employer Rajeev told police that she hanged herself to death but the police didn’t confirm the same. P Prabhakar Reddy aged 29 and posted as the Sub-Inspector OF Kuknoorpally in Siddipet district shot himself dead around 1 p.m on Wednesday with his service revolver in his official quarters, just few hours after Sirisha’s death came to light.
The police received inputs by evening that the two had met on Monday along with Rajeev to sort out a triangular love affair in which he and Sirisha were entangled in. As per preliminary investigation, indications are that while Sirisha died, the actual nature of death still unknown, after returning to Hyderabad, the SI shot himself dead fearing the consequences.
According to the police, Sirisha was the wife of Satish Chandra, a chef, and both have a 12-year-old daughter. Sirisha was working as a beautician with Rajeev at his house-cum-studio RJ Photography which handles photography for weddings, films and television serials. Rajeev and Sirisha were also involved in an affair and Prabhakar had an interest in Sirisha according to the police investigation. Rajeev’s friend Sravan took both Rajeev and Sirisha to Prabhakar Reddy to settle the issue where the SI allegedly tried to misbehave with Sirisha. Rajeev had a confrontation with Reddy over this and returned with Sirisha to his studio. The next morning, Satish got a call from the Banjara Hills police, asking him to reach the studio where Sirisha was found by Rajeev as hanging from the ceiling fan.
Satish lodged a complaint blaming Rajeev for the death, following which police took both Rajeev and Sravan into custody. It is suspected that this news reached Prabhakar Reddy, who shot himself dead soon after.