Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: Sexual jealousy has led to the murder of a young housewife at the Ward Boys’ Colony at Salipeta in the wee hours of Tuesday.

N. Sunita alias Pavani married Durga Prasad of Salipeta on April 18 this year. Both Sunita and Durga Prasad had affairs before their marriage. Sunita used to discuss with her husband quite often her affair with her beau. Durga Prasad, who is a cycle mechanic at Salipeta, also had an affair prior to his marriage.

Sunita used to tell her husband about her escapades with the ex-boy friend making him jealous of her. To add fuel to the fire, her boyfriend used to move around Salipeta. Durga Prasad and his mother Anjamma used to suspect Sunita’s fidelity and used to suspect her whenever she left the house on some work.

Late on Monday night, the couple reportedly quarrelled over some issue. Around 3 a.m., Durga Prasad picked up a cement flowerpot and hit his wife on her head resulting in her instantaneous death.

Two Town CI A. Narasimha Rao said that the accused carried his wife’s body on his shoulder and took her to the King George Hospital (KGH) in a bid to pass the buck on to someone else. She was declared ‘brought dead’ on reaching the KGH.

An inquest was conducted on the body. A case of sexual jealousy was registered against the accused. Durga Prasad and his mother were taken into custody. Mr. Narasimha Rao said that preliminary interrogation revealed the involvement of the accused in the murder.

Honest attender

Thanks to the honesty of a daftary of the main branch of Central Bank of India here, a customer could get back Rs. 2 lakhs he had inadvertently left in a sofa in the customers’ waiting place a few days ago.

Mr. K. Sankara Rao found the cash lying on the sofa and immediately handed it to the branch officials, who have later found the customer and handed him over the money.

Highly appreciating Mr. Sankara Rao’s integrity and honesty, Deputy General Manager of Zonal Office (Hyderabad) V. Sudhakara Rao presented a memento to the employee during the inauguration of bank’s 3559th branch at Madhurawada a few days ago, senior manager S. Ramakrishna said.