Hyderabad: In a brutal triple murder, a man bludgeoned his wife to death and poisoned their daughter and his mother-in-law at Vemukunta in Chandanagar here. The murder, which was reportedly committed on Friday, came to light on Monday morning after the house owner noted the stench and alerted the police.
The man, Madhu, surrendered before the police later in the day and reportedly confessed to the murders, stating that disputes he had with his wife provoked the brutal crime.
The victims were Madhu’s wife, G. Aparna Devi, 30, a native of Andhra Pradesh, her mother Jayalakshmi, 55, and the couple’s four-year-old daughter G. Karthikeya.
Madhapur DCP Vishwa Prasad said Devi had come to the city nearly six years ago and was working as a sales executive at an electronics showroom.
“She was married to Madhu but they were estranged for the last three years due to disputes between them,” he said.
The shocking murders came to light around 8.30 am, when the house owners alerted the police about the stench emanating from the house.
Chandanagar Inspector N Tirupati Rao said the main door was locked from outside and a police team had to break open the lock after seeing through a window the bodies of Jayalakshmi and Karthikeya on a bed.
Devi’s body was found in the kitchen with her head smashed almost beyond recognition. Police said she could have been killed by smashing of her head to the wall of the kitchen.
“The decomposed condition of the bodies indicates that the murder took place on Friday,” a senior police official said.
Based on a complaint lodged by the house owner, Narayan Rao, police booked a murder case and shifted the bodies to Gandhi Hospital morgue for autopsy.