"Kodela indulged in corruption by diverting the furniture of Andhra Pradesh Assembly for his own purposes. Many people suffered because of Kodela's corrupt and threatening practices," he added.
According to police sources, Rao hanged himself at his residence here. He was taken to a private hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Police are investigating the matter.
Police have registered a case under relevant section and the investigation is being carried by ACP rank officer in Hyderabad. Police have asserted that the reason behind Rao's death will be known after the post-mortem report arrives.