Two held for murder of Karimnagar astrologer in May

September 27, 2022 11:29 pm | Updated 11:29 pm IST - HYDERABAD

The Commissioner’s Task Force (West) on Monday arrested two persons and detected several offences, including the murder of an astrologer in Karimnagar in May, allegedly committed by them.

The duo, Koneti Gyaneshware and Neelam Srinivas, were nabbed in Ameerpet where they had come to sell off the stolen gold.

Addressing mediapersons on Tuesday, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) A.R. Srinivas said the duo got acquainted while they were lodged in Khammam jail for previous offences. They planned to commit thefts and invest the amounts from it in the share market to earn and overcome financial as well as family problems.

Accused Srinivas suggested Gyaneshware that murdering astrologer Chelpoori Pedda Swamy of Thimmapur, Karimanagar, whom he had known, would be profitable. Srinivas moved to Karimnagar and in the guise of serving the astrologer at the ashram, along with the other, throttled him. They could only steal a gold earring and ₹32,000 from the place.

The duo took to chain snatchings in Vijayawada and also stole a motorcycle in Suryapet. Police said the accused were involved in cases registered at SR Nagar, Penamaluru, Suryapet and Karimnagar.

Top News Today

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.