Family of Telangana police constable Naresh
Family of Telangana police constable Naresh

Telangana cop dies by suicide after killing wife, two children

Naresh, a security guard of the Siddipet district Collector, killed his wife, son and daughter by opening fire from a pistol, police said.

A security guard of the Siddipet district Collector shot dead his wife and two children before dying by suicide. The incident occurred in Ramunipatta village of Chinnakodur mandal in Telangana's Siddipet district on Friday, December 15. Police constable Akula Naresh (35), working as a gunman of district Collector Prashant Jeevan Patil, killed his wife Chaitanya (30), son Revanth (6) and daughter Himashri (5) by opening fire from a pistol, police said. He later died by suicide.

Naresh did not report for duty on December 15 and stayed at home. On hearing the gunshots, neighbours rushed to see all four family members lying dead. The villagers alerted the police, who rushed to the scene and shifted the bodies for autopsy.

Police registered a case and took up an investigation. Financial problems are suspected to have led to the incident. According to local residents, Naresh was in debt. Police, however, said they were probing the case from all angles.

If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers of suicide-prevention organisations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families.

Tamil Nadu

State health department's suicide helpline: 104

Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in Tamil Nadu)

Andhra Pradesh

Life Suicide Prevention: 78930 78930

Roshni: 9166202000, 9127848584


Sahai (24-hour): 080 65000111, 080 65000222


Maithri: 0484 2540530

Chaithram: 0484 2361161

Both are 24-hour helpline numbers.


State government's suicide prevention (tollfree): 104

Roshni: 040 66202000, 6620200

SEVA: 09441778290, 040 27504682 (between 9 am and 7 pm

Aasara offers support to individuals and families during an emotional crisis, for those dealing with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, and to those undergoing trauma after the suicide of a loved one.    

24x7 Helpline: 9820466726 

Click here for working helplines across India.

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