While he was in 21-day judicial custody, he committed suicide by hanging in the prison on Thursday. Representational ilmage/DC
ANANTAPUR: Chief whip Srikanth Reddy said that the state government was taking steps to bring the body of K Venkatesh who committed suicide at a prison in Kuwait on Thursday. Venkatesh from Dinnepadu village in Lakkireddipalli mandal was working in Kuwait for two years as a driver for a sheik while his wife was a maid at an advocate's house.
The sheik, his wife and daughter were murdered on February 25. Kuwait police registered a case against Venkatesh and arrested him. While he was in 21-day judicial custody, he committed suicide by hanging in the prison on Thursday.
Soon after her husband’s arrest, A. Swathi, who returned to India with the help of her owner, said that Venkatesh was innocent. Her appeals to the embassy did not help, though.
Meanwhile, Srikanth Reddy said "getting the body may take time because of continuous holidays in Kuwait."
There were heart-rending scenes in the household with Venkatesh's father Sriramulu, wife, two children and family members breaking down.