Hyderabad: Mystery shrouds the death of AK Rao, the CEO of Sujana Foundation, whose body was found by railway police on the tracks in Bangalore late Monday night. A resident of Srinagar colony in Banjara Hills, Rao was the father of popular playback singer Harini.
Police are investigating the case as murder and are awaiting the post-mortem examination report to ascertain the cause of death.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Bangalore railway police inspector, Shiva Kumar V, said that Rao had checked into The Chancery Pavilion hotel in Ashok Nagar on November 13 and had taken a cab to Yelahanka railway station on the night of November 22. A loco pilot on Nanded Express noticed the body and alerted Yelahanka station master, who called police and a team reached the spot early Tuesday morning.
“We found the body about half-a-kilometre away from the station with deep cut-marks on the left wrist and the neck’s left side. We recovered a knife, blade and scissors from the spot. Medical practitioners, who conducted a spot inspection, opined that it looked like a case of suicide. However, the family members are alleging foul-play and murder. Accordingly, we have booked a case under section 302 of the IPC and shifted the body for post-mortem examination (PME). Further details will be known once we receive the PME report,” said the official, adding that there were no CCTV cameras in the place and that the family did not specify anyone who could have a motive to kill Rao.
The police said that they will be looking for a possible link between his death and a cheating case booked against him by a Bangalore-based businessman.
A product of IIT-Bombay, Rao has earlier worked with Satyam Computers and Indian School of Business (ISB). He was presently the CEO of Sujana Foundation. He is survived by wife Girija, and daughters Harini and Shalini.
Meanwhile, no case has been registered by the city police here.