ANDHRA PRADESH

Murder mystery solved at last

Staff Reporter

A two-year battle waged by the octogenarian mother of the victim bears fruit

ELURU: The two-year battle waged by an 80-year old mother to bring the accused allegedly involved in the murder of her son to book, finally yielded results.

Mallidi Paramahamsa of Tallamudunurupadu village under the Tadepalligudem police limits turned a whistle blower after the death of her son Srinivasa Reddy (38), a private medical practitioner, under suspicious circumstances in October 2007 and petitioned the President of India and the National Human Rights Commission seeking a thorough probe into it. The police, who closed the case after registering it under the section 174 (suspicious death), were forced to reopen it following directions from the President and the NHRC.

Arrest

The mystery behind the murder was solved with the arrest of one of the two accused, Karri Suresh Reddy in a filmy style in Tanuku on Monday. It was revealed in course of questioning by the police that Suresh Reddy and his associate,

Velagala Pattabhirami Reddy, a registered medical practitioner, killed the victim by injecting poison through a syringe when the latter was going on a two-wheeler. The duo allegedly conspired to grab lands worth Rs 2 crores which Srinivasa Reddy purchased with financial help from his brother residing in London.

Pattabhirami Reddy was arrested a few months ago for his alleged involvement in killing of a proprietor of a B.Ed. College, Satyananda David Raju in a similar manner in Tadepalligudem area some six years ago.

Pat for police

The octogenarian woman, currently living with her second son in London, profusely thanked the DSP for solving the case as a follow-up to her fight for justice.

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