VISAKHAPATNAM: In the continuing saga of murders for gain in the city, a woman was gagged to death after her hands and legs were tied at Gayatrinagar area of Madhurawada Tuesday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as V Janaki (32), a resident of the same area. After the murder, the miscreants fled with cash of around Rs 1 lakh and 6.5 tola gold from the house.
According to sources, Janaki and her husband V Venkata Ramana had been running a fast food joint in the car-shed area for many years now. Besides, Janaki used to lend money to known persons. She had lent some money to a close family member and an amount of Rs 63,000 was returned to her with interest Monday. The couple were hard working too. Sources said that some miscreants might have entered the house, tied Janakamma’s legs and hands with rope and gagged her with another rope and dumped the body under the bed.
Neighbours who came to the house noticed the body of Janakamma and intimated the police. B Kishore, brother of the deceased, said some marks on her neck and body could be seen. “Janakamma’s ancestors were rich and had plenty of gold. Besides she used to lend money at high interest rates,” he added.
A murder case has been registered and investigation is on. The body has been sent for postmortem. The family members allege that some known people who knew the couple’s financial status might have committed the crime.