V6 TV news anchor Radhika Reddy allegedly commits suicide in Hyderabad

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V6 anchor Radhika Reddy suicide: 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.

A Telugu news channel anchor allegedly committed suicide on Sunday by jumping from the fifth floor of her residential building in Hyderabad’s Kukatpally area.

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.

“After work she came home, and at around 10.40 pm yesterday she went to the top floor of the building and jumped,” Kukatapally Police Station Inspector V Prasanna Kumar told PTI. “She suffered multiple injuries and died on the spot,” he said.

Radhika has been living with her parents after she divorced her husband about six months ago. She is survived by her 14-year-old son Banu Teja Reddy who is mentally challenged. A Hyderabad-based journalist working for national news channel said Radhika returned home from work after reading the late evening news bulletin. Radhika’s father told local media that he heard a loud noise from outside at around 10.30 pm while he was waiting for his daughter to return. He later realised that she allegedly jumped from the top floor of the building.

The victim got married 12 years ago and had two children, but apparently owing to some dispute with her husband she was not staying with him, police said. Police ruled out any foul play behind the incident. A case was registered, they said.

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