In-charge of the Second Additional District and Sessions Court N. Raja Prasad Baba on Thursday found two youths from Vijayawada who are staying at the night shelter home there, guilty of murdering their friend S. Raju and sentenced each one of them to undergo life imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs. 1,000 (in default to undergo one year imprisonment) under Sections 120 B and 302 of IPC.
According to Additional Public Prosecutor Chintapalli Rambabu, Kanithi Siva (24) and B. Kaza (21) and Raju (26) were street boys and staying at the night shelter near Vijayawada railway station.
The three came to Visakhapatnam on April 19, 2011 and after watching a movie in the afternoon went near the railway track at Bhupaesh Nagar. As the three were talking with each other, an argument cropped up and Siva and Kaza beat Raju with stones. Raju died on the spot and the two offenders escaped.
The Harbour Police registered a case after finding the body of Raju. They traced Siva and Kaza through a mobile phone and its SIM card found near Raju's body.