ANDHRA PRADESH

Frustration leads to anchor's murder

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Denies drugging or raping Lakshmi Sujatha

Denies drugging and raping SujathaPolice confirm victim was not drugged

VIJAYAWADA: Gandla Chandrasekhar alias Chandu, prime accused in the murder of TV newsreader Badiga Lakshmi Sujatha, said on Friday that he had killed his `ladylove' as he was frustrated with her `friendship' with other youth.

He, however, denied having raped her or drugged her before stabbing her. It was his accomplice, Ravi, who raped Sujatha after she was dead, he said.

City Police Commissioner C.V. Anand, who produced Chandu before the media, said they too had come to a conclusion that Lakshmi Sujatha had not been drugged before she was killed.

Mr. Anand maintained that both Chandu and Ravi had an equal complicity in the crime

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