Two housebreaking incidents within 24 hours on the outskirts of the Rajahmundry created a sense of fear among the residents. They attribute the two incidents to failure of the police in their areas.

According to R. Satyanandam, DSP (east), the police received a call on Friday from a local cable operator, Janakiram, that one of the houses in Aditya Nagar of Morampudi was burgled. When they reached the spot and found that the house of Tulla Narasimha Murhty, a retired panchayat executive officer in Aditya Nagar of Morampudi, was burgled. The police immediately pressed clues team into service and started investigation.

The DSP said that Mr. Murthy’s family left for Chennai on January 21 and the servant-maid of the house came as usual to clean the front yard of the house on Friday morning. She noticed the grills at the entrance and the maindoor of the house were broke open. She immediately informed the neighbours who asked the local cable operator to inform the police.

The DSP said the house owner was informed about the incident over phone. The scene of offence indicates that thieves tried hard to locate gold and silver articles and also cash.

Special teams

It may be recalled that on Thursday morning at around 10.30, burglary took place in Bommuru Muralikonda area in which thieves decamped with 40 tolas of gold and 2 kg of silver worth Rs.40 lakhs from the house of M. Swapna. The DSP, who is investigating the case, said that special teams were formed by Urban SP T. Ravikumar Murthy to nab the culprits.

  • The incidents occurred in a span of 24 hours on the outskirts

  • Locals put the blame on the police