Andhra Pradesh

‘Express MD was killed a day before his body was found’

Niece questioned; plot hatched in Hyderabad: SP

Chigurupati Jayaram (55) was killed reportedly a day before his body was found in his car parked by the national highway under the Nandigama police limits in Krishna district.

Jayaram was the MD of the defunct Express TV and Director of the Coastal Bank.

Highly placed sources associated with the investigation told The Hindu: “The post mortem report has established that Jayaram had died at least 24 hours before he was found dead on the midnight of Thursday.” The police said the body bore marks of injuries.

The post mortem was conducted on Friday at the government hospital in Nandigama.

“Ms. Madhuri, niece of Mr. Jayaram, is one of the many people questioned on Saturday. Some people have been asked to appear before the police. However, no one has been taken into custody,” Sarvasresth Tripathy, SP, said. “Our preliminary investigation shows that the plot to kill Mr. Jayaram must have been planned in Hyderabad city. It has been established that he did not travel alone and someone had accompanied him,” said Mr. Tripathy.

“Our investigation is primarily focusing on Hyderabad from where he left for Vijayawada. The evidence including cellphone call data is being collected to establish the route, timings and other details,” he said.

Jayaram, who holds U.S. citizenship, lived in Florida and arrived in Hyderabad a month ago.

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