Ex-Congress MP Arrested for Family Suicide Case


Hyderabad: Former Congress parliamentarian Siricilla Rajaiah, his wife and son have been arrested by the Warangal Police for allegedly abetting the suicide of his daughter-in-law and three young grandsons. They have been remanded to jail for 15 days.

Yesterday morning, the bodies of the former lawmaker’s daughter-in-law Sarika and her sons, Abhinav, 7, and two-year-old twins Ayan and Sriyan, were found on the first floor of their home in Telangana’s Warangal after a fire broke out reportedly because of a gas leak.

At the time of incident, Mr Rajaiah and his son Anil were on the top floor of the same house where Sarika and three children burnt to death. They did not report hearing any screams or sounds, even though Mr Rajaiah had returned late night after preparing for campaigning. He was to file nomination papers as the Congress candidate for Warangal by poll on Wednesday, for election on November 21.

Sarika, a former IBM employee, had allegedly attempted suicide in March last year. She had also filed a case of harassment and protested outside her father-in-law’s house with her children.