ONGOLE: In a swift action, the Kandukur police unravelled the mystery behind the death of an APSRTC bus driver, who was killed by two unidentified miscreants on late Sunday night.
According to police, Muvva Pulla Reddy (39) was working with the Kandukur RTC depot for some years and was residing in Patha Singarabotlapalem. He was heading home after work along with his wife Krishnaveni on a motorcycle late Sunday night.
However, two unidentified miscreants waylaid them on the village outskirts, sprinkled chilli powder in his eyes and attacked Pulla Reddy with sticks. They also slashed his throat with a sharp object and fled the scene. Reddy died on the spot. Krishnaveni lodged a complaint with the police, who registered a case and took up investigation.
However, the cops suspected the role of Krishnaveni in the murder, for she did not suffer any injuries, though she was accompanying her husband at the time of attack. During interrogation, the woman confessed to her involvement in the crime.
On learning that Krishnaveni had an illicit relationship with one Venkata Narasimham of the same village, Pulla Reddy reportedly warned her several times to mend her ways. However, she hatched a plan to eliminate her husband and roped in her paramour. As part of the plot, she visited Kandukur depot on Sunday night so she can accompany Pulla Reddy to their home.
Meanwhile, Venkata Narasimham along with a friend waylaid their bike on the village outskirts and brutally killed Pulla Reddy. Later, Krishnaveni approached the police stating that her husband was murdered by two unidentified miscreants.
According to Kandukur CI M Lakshman, the police found that no valuables were stolen from the couple during the attack and Krishnaveni was not attacked by the miscreants. This raised suspicion that this could be the handiwork of Krishnaveni and she confessed to her involvement in the murder. The cops launched a manhunt for Venkata Narasimham and his accomplice, who are at large.
Engg College Chairman, Faculty Held for Abetting Suicide
Ongole: Tension prevailed in Chimakurthi town on Monday following the arrest of BVSR Engineering College chairman and Darsi former MLA (YSRC) B Subba Reddy in connection with the suicide of a final year BTech student of the college.
The deceased, K Anusha, committed suicide at her residence at Kothapalem village in Thallur mandal of Prakasam district on September 5. Her parents lodged a complaint with the police alleging that harassment by the college management drove their daughter to take the extreme step. Based on the complaint, the police registered a case and arrested college chairman Subba Reddy along with ECE department head D Malakonda Reddy on Monday. As the Darsi court judge was on leave, the cops produced the duo in Addanki court, which remanded them for two weeks. They were shifted to Ongole jail. Meanwhile, resenting the arrests, college van driver Subba Rao attempted suicide by trying to immolate himself by pouring kerosene. However, the police prevented him. Similarly, a large number of students of the college staged a protest at Cheemakurthi and blocked the vehicular traffic on the Ongole-Kurnool road. Alleging that the police filed false cases, the agitators demanded immediate release of the arrested. When contacted, Darsi CI K Raghavendra said that they arrested the duo on the charges of abetting the suicide. Based on the entries made in Anusha’s diary, we took up investigation and made the arrests, he clarified. In her dairy, Anusha reportedly mentioned that department head Malakonda Reddy intentionally cut her marks in the examination. Though, she took the same to the notice of the college management, the latter did not respond.
Undertrial Dies of Ill Health
Guntur: An Undertrial prisoner lodged at the Gurazala special sub-jail died of ill health while undergoing treatment in the Guntur General Hospital (GGH) here Monday. Sagar (30), a native of Macherla town, was arrested by the Macherla police along with a robbery gang nearly two months ago. Apart from several robbery cases, he was also accused in a kidnap and murder case of a six-year-old boy in Macherla town. After his arrest, he was lodged in the special sub-jail in Gurazala from July 31 this year. On September 8, he suffered fever and the jail authorities provided him treatment in the jail itself. However, with Sagar complaining of weakness the next day, the jail officials first admitted him in a local hospital in Gurazala and from there he was shifter to GGH on September 10 with his blood pressure levels plunging. Doctors at the GGH said that low blood pressure coupled with weak heart led to his death.