Youth held in Visakhapatnam for abetting pharma student’s suicide

Pravallika set her ablaze in front of accused’s house on Sunday

Published: 11th May 2017 06:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2017 06:35 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Gopalapatnam police arrested Nakka Rajesh (25) on Wednesday on the charges of abetment of suicide of a 20-year-old B pharmacy student A Pravallika who set her ablaze on Sunday evening in front of Rajesh’s house at Padmanabhanagar and died while undergoing treatment on Monday.

Initially, police had registered a case of suspicious death under Section 174 of CrPC. Later, the victim’s father A Raghu Babu found a suicide note written by Pravallika who blamed Rajesh for her suicide. The police investigated the case and nabbed Rajesh. 

The police officials said that Pravallika was a resident of Tagarapuvalasa and she came to know Rajesh around four years ago through a wrong phone call. Then they developed friendship and as time passed, Rajesh, a daily labourer, presented himself as a contractor and managed to woo Pravallika, leading to an affair. 

For the past few months, Rajesh was avoiding Pravallika and planning to marry another girl. Rajesh’s relatives fixed his marriage for Thursday. 

Feeling betrayed over this, Pravallika doused herself in kerosene and set herself ablaze in front of Rajesh’s house. 

Based on the complaint of Pravallika’s father, the Gopalapatnam police arrested Rajesh. On being produced in court, the accused was remanded. 

Two fake GVMC staffers threaten cop’s wife
VISAKHAPATNAMA woman was attacked by two miscreants at her house under Pendurthi police station limits on Wednesday. Two persons, faking as GVMC staffers, went to K Ramadevi’s house when she was with her three-year-old child. She allowed them inside the house after the accused told her that they had come to update the Aadhaar linkage.

While she was searching for the Aadhaar card, the duo found her being alone and followed her. Entering into the living room, the robbers flashed small knives at her. As she shouted for help, they fled from the spot. The victim is the wife of a police constable.


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