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Suspended village official ends life

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Kochi: A village official who was suspended along with two colleagues for allegedly watching a sleazy video in his office, has committed suicide, police said.

The office is also a polling station for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in the state.

Police said the local official at Kumbalangi in Ernakuladistrict was suspended along with two others when they were caught by the Revenue Divisional Officer Swagath Bhandari, watching the video.

The official had come to the village office on Sunday to inspect the office as part of inspection of polling stations in the area when she found the three in an inebriated state watching the video in the office.

The deceased, Krishnan (53) was found hanging inside his house Monday.

The laptop and pen-drive have been seized, police said.

PTI

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