In a ghastly incident today, a 60-year-old resident of Tadigadapa in Vijayawada committed suicide by jumping into the river Krishna from the Kanaka Durga bridge.
According to the details available, Durga Prasad took his brother’s son with him to the Kanaka Durga bridge on the pretext of offering prayers. He handed over a letter and his mobile phone to his brother’s son and asked him to record his puja. While offering floral tributes, he suddenly jumped off the railings into the river.
Police found the letter which was handed over to the boy was a suicide note in which Durga Prasad stated he was committing a suicide due to illhealth. The boy accompanied him is in a state of shock. Search operations are on to trace Durga Prasad.