Son-in-law murder case: Swathi’s father was inspired by ‘Drushyam’, say police

Venkatesh-starrer ‘Drushyam’ shows how a father successfully covers up the murder committed by his family members braving all odds.

Published: 06th June 2017 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2017 05:46 AM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: Venkatesh-starrer ‘Drushyam’ shows how a father successfully covers up the murder committed by his family members braving all odds. This very movie has become an inspiration for the father of 21-year-old  Swathi to kill his son-in-law and erase all possible evidences.

The villain in this story, T Srinivas Reddy, a businessman from Lingrajupalli village in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, however, could not avoid investigators narrow down on him. He was arrested by Rachakonda police in connection with the murder of Amboji Naresh (23) for marrying his daughter Swathi after eloping to Mumbai.  

Naresh, who was living with his grandparents in Pallerla village, eloped with Swathi and got married in Mumbai. The duo was convinced by Reddy to come back to the village as he promised to perform their marriage. 


Naresh was killed by Reddy on May 2 in his village and the body was burnt. The mortal remains were thrown into Musi river to erase the evidence.  Meantime, Swathi also committed suicide by hanging herself at her house on May 16.

Rachakonda police took Srinivas Reddy and his cousin Sathi Reddy into custody and took them to Lingarajupalli to reconstruct the  crime scene to know how Naresh was killed. They also questioned them on the spot, where Naresh was burnt and Swathi was cremated.

“Srinivas Reddy confessed to have killed Naresh out of anger as he was against the marriage. He told the investigators that he watched Drushyam movie to learn how to erase evidences after killing a person. He watched the movie thrice,” sources told Express.

“Reddy saw the movie repeatedly even before he called his daughter and son-in-law back home. He had conspired to kill Naresh a month before he arrived at Bhongir. He could easily execute the plan as Naresh voluntarily came to the village to see Swathi on May 2,” sources said.  Confirming Reddy’s conspiracy, a senior police officer from Rachakonda commissionerate said “We collected evidences from the scene of offence and reconstructed the scene.

A bag belonging to Naresh has also been recovered from Reddy’s house in Lingarajupalli, which plays a major role in establishing Reddy’s involvement in the murder.” Sources also said Reddy wanted to throw Naresh’s mobile phone in any truck on the Bhongir highway, so that he can mislead the investigators, but threw near railway tracks in Boduppal. 

“The other person who was with Naresh, as claimed by Srinivas Reddy and Sathi Reddy, is not known as there were no clues available in that connection,” sources added.  

Meanwhile, Srinivas Reddy reportedly told police that his daughter had attempted suicide in Mumbai, when she was with her husband. 




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