Marital Discord Leads Two Families into a Murderous Feud

Published: 25th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

attacjk

VIJAYAWADA: The killing of three persons of a family on NH 16 at Peda Avutupalli on Wednesday is said to be the result of a decade-old dispute between two families of Pinakadimi village of Pedavegi mandal in West Godavari district that started with a ‘marriage’.

According to sources, Sivaramakrishna, son of Kuraparti Nagaraju, was married to the daughter of Govindu 10 years ago. Later, the couple got separated following marital disputes, triggering differences between the two families.

Govindu is the elder brother of Durga Rao, who owned the JK Palace lodge in Eluru. Durga Rao was murdered on April 6 this  year near Pinakadimi village.

Gandham Maraiah and Gandham Pagidi Maraiah, who were shot dead Wednesday along with their father Nageswara Rao, were the accused in the murder of Durga Rao. The Gandhams are close relatives of Kurapati Nagaraju.

West Godavari police sources said that the Gandhams had made a fortune through their astrology practice in Mumbai, Bihar, UP and even in some foreign countries.

“Three well-dressed persons armed with pistols blocked our car and started firing,” said car driver P Naresh, who ran away from the scene and surrendered at the One Town police station in Eluru.

The maroon colour SUV in which the killers fled was recorded in the CCTVs around 10.15 am at Pottipadu tollgate, just one km away from the shooting spot. The car number, AP20 AL 5432, was found to be fake.

It is said that the killers, a gang of six from Bihar, stayed at the Royal Humpy hotel at Hanuman Junction for the past three days. They reportedly left the car at the hotel and fled. A pistol is said to be found in their room.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp