UK to Extradite Nagaraju Who Killed Friend Jyothirmayee

Published: 27th February 2015 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th February 2015 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A Hyderabadi, Nagaraju Kumar Nalluri, who is serving life sentence after being convicted by a United Kingdom court in connection with the murder of Jyothirmayee Vempala in Birmingham on May 6, 2008, is all set to be extradited to India.

He will be brought to Hyderabad on March 3 after which he will be produced in a court here. He is being extradited as part of the extradition treaty between India and the UK.

Nagaraju Kumar Nalluri, a student of the University of Wolverhampton, was arrested by the West Midlands police and sentenced to life imprisonment by court for killing a fellow student, Jyothirmai Vempala, on May 6, 2008. Jyothi, who shared an apartment with Nagaraju and other Telugu students, rejected his proposals. Enraged, he hit the girl on her head with a dumb-bell. He then slashed his wrists and neck with a knife, and wrote ‘I love Jyothi’ in his blood on the wall before escaping from the scene.   Neighbours heard the two fight. Later, Vempala’s friend found her in a pool of blood.

The UK court also found that Nagaraju struck her at least 12 times to the head. Undoubtedly many more blows were struck against her. The court convicted him to serve a minimum of 25 years before being considered for parole.

His parents, N Sivanarayana and N Vageswari, are principals of private junior colleges and his younger brother Phanindra is a software engineer.

They are residents of Vasudha Apartments at Vennelagadda in Jeedimetla in Hyderabad.

Jyothirmai Vempala (23) had got admission to MS course in health sciences of the University of Wolverhampton in September 2007. She received Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from a college in Vijayawada. Nagaraju also got admission to the same university after a few months. They became friends and studied together.

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