West Zone Joint CP informed, 'Around 12 Noon, Police were informed about the news. As per the preliminary information, Family Members found Kodela attempting suicide at around 11'o Clock. He was brought to the hospital by 11.30 am. Doctors tried to save his life for about an hour. Finally, They have declared him dead after our arrival to the hospital'.
'As per information of Family Members, Kodela went to his room upstairs around 9'o clock. That is when his Daughter Vijaya Lakshmi went upstairs to inform Kodela that his Wife has to be taken to the hospital. Kodela didn't open the door when it was knocked. Vijaya Lakshmi realized something was wrong upon looking into the room from the window as Kodela was in an unconscious state. Immediately, Driver and Gunman were alerted. Kodela was rushed to Basavatharakam Hospital by these three people. He might have died around 10 or 10.30 am. When we spoke to his Daughter, She informed that Kodela is under stress since sometime but didn't express doubts on any one. We haven't found any suicide note so far. Cause of death can be confirmed based on the post-mortem report'.