A Nellore-based realtor who had received threat calls from gangster Bhanu Kiran collapsed suddenly while his statement was being recorded by officials of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) in connection with an extortion case. Later, he died while undergoing cardiac surgery on Friday.
CID officials said that Sham, 47, had been summoned to the CID office on Thursday. “He collapsed while his statement was being recorded. We immediately shifted him to Global Hospital and later to Star Hospital where he died while undergoing heart surgery,” additional director general of police (CID), SV Ramanamurthy, told TOI.
Police said Sham had a history of heart ailment.
Sham had approached CID officials several months back to lodge a complaint against Bhanu, who had allegedly extorted money from him.
Initially, there were reports that Sham had died in CID custody but police have clarified that he passed away while undergoing surgery. TOI