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…to know that the accused had got the site registered in the name of V. Sravani with the help of fake documents.

Y. Vijaya Kumar of Bendapudi village of Thondangi mandal in East Godavari district, who has a criminal background, collected the documents of the site from Veera Reddy, a canteen owner at the Rajahmundry railway station.

He also obtained a fake death certificate of Jitendranath and fabricated a will by forging his signature. The accused made a false declaration that Jitendranath’s wife had died and that he had no children.

He also stated that Jitendranath was in a live-in relationship with Vemagiri Ganga of Chebrolu and had executed a will in her favour.

With the help of the fake documents, he and Ganga then got the property registered in the name of Valluri Sravani, daughter of Joint Director of Agriculture D. Prameela, at the Joint Registrar Office in the city for Rs.20 lakh.

Vijay Kumar and P.D.V. Ratnakumar (A4) confirmed the property as genuine and gave the site to G. Ravikanth (A 6), a structural engineer, for development as well as obtaining plan approval from the GVMC, by giving him Rs.2 lakh as advance.

On coming to know of the attempt to demolish his old house, Jitendranath lodged a complaint with the Three Town police and also filed a suit in the VII Additional District Judge Court, besides issuing legal notices to Ganga and Sravani. The civil case was adjourned to July 23.

Smothered to death

Vijay Kumar entered into a criminal conspiracy with K. Sattibabu and Vara Prasad (both hailing from Annavaram) and Nasiruddin of Peddapuram offering them Rs.50 lakh for elimination of Jitendranath on or before the court hearing on July 23.

Vara Prasad and Nasiruddin gained entry into Jitendranath’s house at Pandurangapuram on the night of July 22 and smothered him to death using a pillow. They phoned Vijay Kumar and told him that the task was completed and returned to Annavaram. Vijay Kumar realised that the body in the house could pose problems for them and asked the killers to dispose of the body.

Prasad and Nasiruddin purchased a second hand car in Rajahmundry and came to the house of the victim. They severed his body into pieces, packed it in a green bed-sheet, and took it along with them in the car.

On the way, they threw the body parts at different places.

On receipt of information, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) Syed Eshaq Mohammad, along with Inspectors — P.V.V. Narasimha Rao, K.S.N. Konda, and P.V.V.S.N. Krishna Rao — and SIs — S. Bhaskar Rao and P. Yerraji Rao — of the Three Town police station arrested Vijay Kumar, Sattibabu, and Vara Prasad, and recovered the vehicles used in the commission of the crime and property documents from the house of Vijay Kumar.

They also recovered the skull of the victim from Ukkunagaram, where his head was thrown.

The arrested persons would be produced in court. The police are on the lookout for the remaining accused in the case.