Khammam: A man, who allegedly killed his newlywed wife and tried to depict her death as a suicide, was taken into custody at Yerrupalem in the district on Friday.
According to the police, the deceased, identified as Yerramalla Navya Reddy (22) of Ayyavarigudem in Yerrupalem mandal in the district, got married to her relative, Nagasheshu Reddy of Pagillapadu village in the mandal, a couple of months ago.
Navya was studying B Tech second year while Nagasheshu worked in a private firm in Mumbai. The accused lodged a complaint with Yerrupalem police on Wednesday stating that his wife was missing. The police took up the investigation and with the help of CCTV footage recorded at Muthagudem-Kuppenakuntla villages in Penuballi mandal discovered that Nagasheshu and Navya travelled on a two-wheeler on Tuesday evening in that area.
Suspecting foul play, the police interrogated Nagasheshu and the latter confessed to have killed his wife, Wyra DSP Satyanarayana told the mediapersons.
Based on the information given by the accused, the police traced out Navya’s body in a decomposed state at Kukkalagutta hillocks on the outskirts of Kothalankapalli village of Penuballi mandal. The police found that the accused strangled the woman to death using her dupatta after administering her sleeping pills. Later, he used her cellphone and sent a message to her father stating that she wanted to end her life because of her engineering backlogs.
Meanwhile, a woman called Veenila of Pagillapadu village allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train at Thondalagoparam in Yerrupaleam mandal during the evening hours of Friday. She was said to be in love with the accused Nagasheshu and she was reportedly questioned by police on Thursday in connection with Navya’s missing case. Sathupalli (Rural) CI Karunakar and Madhira CI O Murali led the investigation.
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