Four taken into custody in Warangal workers’ death case

The case has become challenging for the police as they had not found any concrete lead

By Author  |  Published: 23rd May 2020  9:23 pm

Warangal Urban: The police have reportedly taken four persons, including two of Bihar, in connection with the suspicious death of nine labourers in a well at Gorrekunta village in Geesugonda mandal of Warangal Rural district.

The case has become challenging for the police as they had not found any concrete lead. However, sources said that the police had recovered the mobile phone of Md Maqsood, the family head, and also that of another deceased. Based on the call history in the Maqsood’s phone, the police have taken two Biharis into custody. Six teams were formed by the Police Commissioner.

Mamnoor ACP K Shyamsundar said, “We have taken the suspects into custody and are questioning them.” It is said that the viscera of the victims had been sent to Forensic Science Lab (FSL), Hyderabad, for testing.

According to the sources, the preliminary postmortem report given by the doctors at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital (MGMH) stated that seven of the nine had water in their lungs, which indicated that they were still alive at the point of submersion. Though it is suspected that the victims might have been poisoned, the police are unable to disclose anything since they were waiting for the FSL report.

Meanwhile, uncertainty is prevailing over the funeral rites for the bodies. According to police sources, no one has come for the bodies of the Maqsood family, which consisted of six members. On the other hand, relatives of two Bihari youths are learnt have told the police that they could not afford arriving in Warangal to take the bodies.

Meanwhile, the wife of Md Shakeel of Shanthi Nagar also pleaded with officials to conduct his last rites. Keeping this in view, the bodies were preserved in the morgue at the MGMH. Geesugonda revenue officials said they had not received any correspondence from the police over the last rites of the deceased.

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