Kodela Siva Prasad Commits Suicide, Dies

Kodela Siva Prasad Commits Suicide, Dies

Former Speaker and senior TDP leader Kodela Siva Prasad has committed suicide. Kodela had hanged self at his residence in Hyderabad. He was rushed to Basavatarakam cancer hospital in Banjara Hills. Kodela's condition is said to be serious. Despite treatment by specialists, Kodela succumbed and breathed his last.

Kodela was 72 year old. He is survived by wife Sasikala, daughter Vijaya Lakshmi, sons Sivaramakrishna and Satyanarayana. The reasons for Kodela's drastic step are yet to be known. Ever since he lost in 2019 polls, Kodela had been politically targeted by ruling YCP government.

He was leveled with serious allegations including theft of Assembly furniture which was denied by Kodela. However, his suicide has left TDP in utter shock. A probe into Kodela's suicide is being demanded by senior TDP leaders.

Six-time MLA Kodela had served as Home Minister (1987-1988), Major and Medium Irrigation Minister (1996-1997) and Panchayat Raj Minister (1997-1999).