Father Yeruva Bala Shoury Reddy, 50, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his bedroom in Kolakalur parish in Guntur Diocese on June 20. (Photo supplied)
Police in southern India's Andhra Pradesh state have begun an investigation into the alleged suicide of a Catholic priest whose wounded body was found hanging inside his parish house.The body of 50-year-old Father Yeruva Bala Shoury Reddy was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his bedroom in Kolakalur parish in Guntur Diocese on June 20.Before hanging himself, the priest had tried to kill himself by stabbing himself in his stomach, said diocesan chancellor Father Madhu Balaswamy.
The body of another Catholic priest, 51-year-old Father George Ettupara, was fished out of a well near his parish in Punnathura village in Kerala state on June 22. He is also suspected of committing suicide following depression.
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