An elderly couple was found murdered in their house at Green City Colony at Budwel under Rajendranagar police station limits on Thursday.
Police said the assailants killed D. Babu Rao (75), a welding shop owner and his wife Bhagirathi (65) by smashing their heads with a hammer. The incident came to light when Rao’s worker Mohammed Moinuddin Ahmed came to his house and found blood stain on the walls. Sensing something wrong, he peeped through the window and found the couple dead.
Rajendranagar Inspector S. Jairam said some persons known to the victims could have killed them as there were no signs of forcible entry into the house.
Inquiries revealed that one of the couple’s relative might have murdered them in connection with the decades-old property dispute. Based on Ahmed’s complaint, the police registered a murder case under Section 302 of IPC and took up investigations.
ATM fraud: techie held
An IT professional employed in Tirupati was on Thursday arrested by sleuths of the Crime Investigation Department for the alleged misuse of the ATM card of a contractor from Chittoor.
E. Charan, 22, had allegedly purchased gadgets online and made investments under different schemes — altogether worth Rs. 4 lakh.
The accused had noted down details of the ATM card of the contractor, a professional associate of his elder brother. He then made online purchases and investments using the card. Following a complaint lodged by the contractor, the CID Cyber Crime wing officials registered a case.
The sleuths were able to trace the online transactions made through the ATM card to Charan, who was arrested at Tirupati.
3 held with fake notes
Police on Thursday arrested three persons, including a woman, for allegedly possessing counterfeit currency notes.
The arrested have been identified as M. Subhashini (45) of Sanathnagar, K. Bhaskar (46) of Mahbubabad in Warangal district and B. Venkanna of Nalgonda district. Police recovered counterfeit currency notes in Rs.1,000 and Rs. 500 denominations from them. The trio went to West Bengal by train and exchanged original Indian currency of Rs. 1 lakh with Rs. 2 lakh fake currency notes at the ratio of 1:2 from one Muzaffar. The arrested persons were handed over to Gopalpuram police for taking further action.