A Telangana man in the stateâ€™s Nizamabad town killed himself after the police said that he was depressed over a man who was accused in the murder of his two sons getting bail.
The police said that 45-year-old Nagesh Yadav killed himself by hanging at his house hours after the accused in the murder of his sons were released from jail on Monday.
He resorted to the extreme step when he was alone in his bed room. His wife, who was in another room, alerted the neighbours after he did not respond to repeated knocks on the door. They broke the door to find him hanging from the ceiling fan.
Police suspect that Nagesh was worried that the accused may harm him and his third son.
Nagesh's two sons, Pavan Yadav (21) and Narsingh Yadav (19), were stabbed to death by a group of youngsters in a clash during a cricket match. The fight broke out between two teams over match rules. The rivals allegedly attacked the two brothers with a dagger. The incident occurred on July 21 this year.
Three accused were arrested in the case. Last week, a local court granted them bail. However, they were released on Monday and hours later Nagesh committed suicide, fearing for his and his son's life, police said.
In a similar incident in April last year, a fight over a game of cricket on a street in Andhra Pradesh, led to the murder of a youngster in Vijayawada.
The police said at the time that 23-year-old Kiran Kumar, an engineering student, was playing with some children when the ball accidentally hit a woman. Kiran reportedly tried to make peace, and apologised to the woman. However, her son reached the spot and picked up an argument.
A scuffle broke out between the two and the womanâ€™s son went to his house and returned with a knife. He stabbed Kiran Kumar in his chest, leading to his death.