Telugu news channel anchor allegedly committed suicide on Sunday by jumping from the fifth floor of her residential building in Hyderabad, returned to her flat on the second floor of Srivila Apartments at Moosapet at around 10.40 pm.
The police has recovered a suicide note from her handbag in which she allegedly stated that she was taking the extreme step due to depression. “Due to depression I am killing myself. Nobody else is the reason. My brain is my enemy,” she allegedly wrote in the suicide note.
The deceased was identified as Radhika Reddy, 36, a resident of Srivila Apartment in Moosapet. She worked as a news reader at V6 channel. The fall from the five-storey apartment instantly killed her, police said. She suffered a severe head injury, a leg fracture and multiple blunt injuries on the body, police added.
According to her colleagues, Radhika got divorced from her husband six months ago and had been staying with her parents and sister.
“She has a 14-year old son who has been suffering from autism. But she never talked about her family problems in the office and was always jovial. She was an efficient worker and anchored several programmes, particularly devotional programmes,” one of the news correspondents of the channel said on condition of anonymity.
He said Radhika had read her last news bulletin normally, without showing any kind of emotion. “We never expected that she would take such an extreme step,” he said.
The Kukatpalli police a registered a case of suspicious death and took up the investigation.
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