Earlier in the day, ACB officials caught him red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a contractor.

Hours after being caught taking a bribe Telangana official jumps to deathImage for representation
news Crime Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 07:39

 A government official in Telangana committed suicide on Saturday, hours after he was caught red-handed while taking a bribe, police said.

The incident occurred in Nizamabad town when Venkateshwarlu, working as an engineer in the municipal corporation, jumped off his apartment.

He was shifted to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Earlier in the day, Anti-Corruption Bureau officials caught the engineer while taking a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a contractor.

The officials had taken him to his house for further investigation when he jumped off from the building.

Tension prevailed at the hospital as municipal employees staged a sit-in. They alleged that negligence by the anti-corruption bureau officials led to the suicide.

Police have shifted the body for autopsy.

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