VIZIANAGARAM: In a shocking incident, some unidentified persons attacked two working women, killing one of them and fleeing after looting five tola gold ornaments from them at the railway electric-substation in Srungavarapukota of Vizianagaram district at around 10.30 pm Monday. The deceased has been identified as Ch Swati (28), a native of Parvathipuram and a technician. The injured, B Parvathi (26), is a native of Alamanda of Vizianagaram district and a helper. The victims, both residents of S Kota, were night shift employees in the sub-station.
Incidentally, there was no other employee, not even a security guard at the substation at the time of the incident.
According to Vizianagaram DSP T Venkataratnam, three miscreants entered the substation and attacked the duo. They covered Parvathi’s head with a gunny bag and took her aside, and attacked Swati with an iron rod. They robbed five tola of gold ornaments and cell phones from both the women before fleeing the spot. Police said that Swati died of grievous head injuries on the spot, while Parvathi sustained minor injuries.
The victims were married and husband of the deceased is a postal employee at Vizianagaram.
The DSP said that they were yet to ascertain the reasons for the ghastly attack. Many queries are being raised with the miscreants murdering one and leaving the other.
“We are investigating the case from all angles and will nab the accused soon,” said Venkataratnam. Cases have been registered.