TIRUPATI/CHITTOOR: Two children were murdered by their uncle in the district and their bodies were reportedly traced at two different places along the seashore of TP Gudur mandal in Nellore district.
Diwakar (7) and Surya (5), children of Vasudev and Nellavathi of Rentalachenu village of Vedurkuppam mandal in the district came along with their mother and uncle Nagaraju (Neelavathi’s relative) to Tirupati on December 12.
They stayed at the house of their relatives at Satyanarayanapuram.
That very night, Nagaraju took the kids for purchasing clothes for Pongal.
But, he and the kids did not return.
Neelavathi searched for them at different places in Tirupati.
The next day, she returned to her village in the night and along with her husband searched for her children.
On Saturday (January 14), she came to Tirupati and lodged a complaint with Alipiri police.
Initially it was thought that the children went missing, but, when Nagaraju did not return, the police assumed it to be a case of kidnap.
Meanwhile, it came to light that Nagaraju was having some property dispute with Vasudev, father of the children.
He along with another three persons had reportedly kidnapped the boys.
Police arrested Nagaraju and others who are suspected to have helped him on Tuesday and on being questioned, they confessed that the boys were murdered and dumped in a well.