Angered over being sacked, a man allegedly murdered his employer’s 10-year-old nephew at Majestic on Thursday night. The victim, Harsha Vardhana, was a fourth standard student of Cambridge School.
The accused, Srinivas, 24, was working at a PG run by the victim’s uncle Kiran Reddy.
According to the police, the incident came to light on Friday when the police nabbed Srinivas near Majestic. The accused allegedly strangulated the boy with a cable wire.
The boy was missing since last Wednesday after he left the tuition and his father Bhaskar Reddy had filed a missing complaint with Jeevanbhima Nagar police.
The police, who learnt that Srinivas is behind the kidnap, were on the look-out for him.
On Friday morning, he was nabbed at his home in Gandhinagar and when questioned, he reportedly confessed to having killed the boy.
Investigations revealed that Srinivas had a dispute with Kiran Reddy over financial matters and was sacked. The boy’s father Bhaskar Reddy used to visit his brother’s PG frequently along with Harsha Vardhan. During such visits, the boy had become close with Srinivas.
After he was sacked, Srinivas kidnapped the boy and took him to his house. He had planned to take the boy to Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. But as the boy started to cry, he took the boy to a lodge near Sagar Theatre on K G Road.
As the lodge staff did not give him a room, Srinivas allegedly took him to an abandoned building in Gandhinagar and strangulated the body.
Later, he hanged the boy to an iron rod on the terrace of the building. The Jeevanbhima Nagar police, have arrested him.