Triple death doctor's reason to kill

IPSWICH doctor Jayaprakash Chiti may have killed his wife, his youngest son and himself after a row over where the family should make their home.The Evening Star has learned today that just days before the tragedy, Dr Chiti, 41, had returned to his family in Seckford Close, Rushmere, from a visit to the family home in Nizamabad in central India.

IPSWICH doctor Jayaprakash Chiti may have killed his wife, his youngest son and himself after a row over where the family should make their home.

The Evening Star has learned today that just days before the tragedy, Dr Chiti, 41, had returned to his family in Seckford Close, Rushmere, from a visit to the family home in Nizamabad in central India.

During his visit to members of his family, he had been guest of honour at the inauguration of a new hospital run by his brother-in-law.

Sources in both India and among his wife's colleagues at Ipswich Hospital suggest Dr Chiti had been offered the chance to help run the new hospital - and had been keen to return to his homeland.

However his wife, Dr Anupama Damera, 36, was a very successful breast cancer specialist at Ipswich Hospital and did not want to return to India.

The couple had met in India and married there in 1988 before moving to Britain two years later.

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Before they left India Dr Chiti was a well-respected doctor running a department at a major hospital. His wife was a junior doctor.

Since arriving in Britain, however, Dr Damera's career flourished in London, Nottingham, and then in Ipswich, while her husband found it difficult to find work and was filling in as a locum doctor.

The offer of running his own hospital in his home city was too attractive for Dr Chiti to turn down - but it is believed his wife would not consider abandoning her flourishing career in this country.

But friends and family of Dr Chiti in Nizamabad have found it difficult to accept that he could have killed two members of his family and committed suicide.

During his visit to India they saw no sign of depression. "I had a long conversation with him during the function but he showed no signs of depression," close friend Dr Mahipal Reddy told a local news agency.

Colleagues of Dr Damera at Ipswich have said she had told them her husband had been offered a prestigious job in India, but she was not prepared to abandon her career in Britain where she was a highly-respected breast cancer consultant.

This is believed to have provoked a furious row which led to Dr Chiti stabbing his wife before taking his two-year-old son Pranau to the Orwell Bridge where he jumped off taking the young child with him.

The only survivor of the family was the Chitis eldest son, Ani, 11, who is now understood to be in the care of relatives.

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