Son spreads mother’s suicide rumour

  • ‘Death due to family feud, not demonetization’

Mahabubnagar: Kandukuri Vinoda, a housewife of Shenagapuram village in Mahbubnagar district, on Thursday committed suicide over family dispute following which her son Srinivas fuelled rumors that his mother ended her life disheartened by demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes by the Prime Minister.

According to Preethi Nina, District Commissioner of Mahabubabad, the 55-year-old woman, committed suicide after a bitter feud with her son over money. She had sold her land for Rs 55 lakhs and had decided to divide it equally among her son and daughters; but the son fought over it. “A case has been registered by the police and we will be questioning the family members”, said Preethi Nina.

Talking to media persons, Srinivas had said, “Vinoda died of shock over Rs 500 and Rs 1000 being banned. She thought all the money she had saved was of no value any more”. The DC, however, put an end to all rumours by clarifying that the death had nothing to do with the ban on high value notes.

Police said that the family had Rs 55 lakh cash which the woman intended to distribute among her children. But her son started a fight demanding that all the money be handed over to him. Vinoda’s daughters told the police that she committed suicide after their brother assaulted Vinoda. “We have taken up a case of suspicious death under 174 CrPC. Family members allege family dispute as the reason for the suicide. It has no connection with ban on high value notes”, said the investigating officer.

Police claim that her death was wrongly being attributed to demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes after her son tried to peddle the idea while talking to the media. The local police will begin questioning family members as soon as Vinoda’s last rites are completed.

-NSS

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