VISAKHAPATNAM : The city police have invited flak from various women organisations for allegedly trying to save Surada Yellaji, who has been accused of murdering transgender Anusha. The leaders of various women organisations alleged that the investigation officer in the case, PV Ramana, inspector of Two Town police station, had taken a bribe from Yellaji to dilute the case and Visakhapatnam (South) MLA Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar is also protecting Yellaji.
Addressing newsmen here Tuesday, activists of Mahila Chetana, a voluntary women’s organisation, APCLC and a few others alleged that police investigation into the case was not on the right track. Founder president of Mahila Chetana, K Padma, alleged that Ramana had taken a bribe from Yellaji, a TDP leader and mentor of Hijra community in Visakhapatnam, and is protecting him. She said that as Yellaji was very close to Vasupalli Ganesh and a few other TDP leaders, the case was being diluted. Meanwhile, activist Padma and APCLC leader T Sreerama Murthy alleged that Yellaji had been earning crores of rupees by pushing the transgenders into begging, unnatural sex and settlements. They also pointed out that the police had surprisingly not taken Yellaji into custody so far.
“Police are trying to mislead the case to get monthly collections from the Hijras. This is enough to prove,” they added. The Two Town police caught Kishore and Anusha at Vijayawada but the police did not mention the whereabouts of Anusha, the leaders pointed out.
It may be recalled that as per police, Anusha was allegedly killed by Yellaji and three others at Atchayammapeta area on September 24 and her body was also cremated somewhere. The police have registered a case on October 25 after G Jyothi, a resident of Atchayammapeta, lodged a complaint raising doubts over the death of Anusha.