Fearing conviction in dowry case accused ends life
By Express News Service - HYDERABAD
04th July 2012 11:10 AM
A watchman at an advocate’s office allegedly hanged himself to death here on Tuesday, fearing that he might be convicted in a dowry death case pending against him in the High Court.
Srinivas Yadav was found hanging from the ceiling fan of the office. No suicide note was found and the body was shifted to Gandhi hospital for postmortem. Police registered a case of suspicious death and investigation is on.
A case of dowry death had been slapped against the deceased, Srinivas Yadav (45) in 2001 by the Musheerabad police after his wife’s death.
In 2005, another case of attempt to murder was registered against him in the same police station. Srinivas Yadav was convicted in both the cases and was sentenced to seven years and five years imprisonment in dowry death and attempt to murder cases respectively.
Srinivas Yadav appealed for the cases, which were pending in the High Court, the verdict of which was supposed to be given on Tuesday.
Fearing his conviction, Srinivas might have ended his life, police said.
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