Man kills wife and four-month-old son

Charred bodies found near Ghatkesar

An engineering graduate allegedly throttled his wife and their newborn son and set them afire in an open plot at Kondapur village of Ghatkesar, late on Saturday night.

The victims were identified as Kandiga Sushruta (26), wife of Machala Ramesh (27), and their four-month-old son. The two fell in love and got married in 2015. On Sunday morning residents of Kondapur village noticed two charred bodies in the layout and informed the village revenue assistant, who in turn rushed to the spot and alerted the police. The Ghatkesar police registered a case and identified the victims.

Further, inspector P Raghuveer Reddy said that depressed over regular tiffs with Ramesh, who works at a solar panel manufacturing unit in Vikarabad, for the last eight months Sushrutha was living separately with her son and parents.

On Saturday evening, she along with her son, went to Uppal to meet Ramesh. He took them near Outer Ring Road in Ghatkesar, where the couple picked up an argument and quarrelled, Mr Reddy said. The accused, who was reportedly taken into custody, told police that following an argument, Sushrutha consumed sleeping pills and administered the same pills to their son.

“As they fell unconscious, Ramesh took them to Prabhakar Enclave and throttled her to death. Later he placed their bodies on a heap of sticks, procured petrol from a nearby bunk, poured the fuel on them and set them on fire,” Mr Reddy said.

Later, he fled to Palakurthi village.

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