Amidst rumours of the arrest of the alleged psycho who killed three passengers on a Chennai-bound RTC bus at the Bheemulavaripalem check-post recently, police are suspecting old enmity to be the reason for him to kill one of the victims.
Unofficial sources said police had taken the accused into their custody a week ago and are interrogating him at a secret place. Police, however, rule out the role of either Sambasiva Rao or Antony in the incident and suspect old grudges with one of the victims, Ajay Biswas of Odisha, to be the cause of the murders. Police seem to have come round to believe that the accused, who targeted Biswas, killed the other two who were sitting next to him to wipe out evidence.
After committing the crime, the killer, said to be a 5.2-ft-tall young man wearing black jeans and red shirt, jumped down the bus and vanished into the bushes near the Bheemulavaripalem check-post bordering Arambakam in Tamil Nadu.
Police questioned 16 persons, including two medical professionals in Prakasam district, in connection with the case. But they remained clueless over the identity of the killer as Ramesh, who was injured in the attack, could not describe the attacker though he had observed him closely during the attack.
Declining to speak over the psycho's arrest, police said they had some clues and would arrest him soon.
When contacted by Express, superintendent of police BV Ramanakumar said no one had been arrested so far and the hunt was on to nab the killer.