Chandrababu Naidu demands CBI probe into former AP Speaker's death

Terming the death of former Speaker of Andhra Pradesh, Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, who allegedly committed suicide, as 'murder', TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday demanded a CBI investigation into the circumstances leading to the incident.

Blaming the Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government for the death of Rao, Naidu said, "I have seen 11 chief ministers in my career and I myself have held the post for so many years. I have never seen such a chief minister ( Jaganmohan Reddy). This (suicide) is nothing but murder by the government."

"The entire case has to be investigated by the CBI. Intellectuals in this country should debate on the government's attitude," he told.

Based on eye-witness accounts, Rao was suspected to have committed suicide.

The 72-year old leader was last month slapped with a criminal case by the Andhra Pradesh police for alleged illegal possession of furniture of the assembly.