Woman, paramour held for killing daughter on train

Staff Reporter

The girl had raised an objection to the extramarital affair

The two decided to eliminate the girl as she had become a hurdle

They strangled the girl to death in the train toilet and alighted

NELLORE: The Government Railway Police (GRP) claimed to have solved the murder mystery of Dhara Navya (12), whose body was found in the toilet in Simhapuri Express train on February 25.

The Railway police arrested Navya's mother D. Upendra, a native of Ameenabad village in Warangal district, and her alleged paramour, Raj Kumar, of Secunderabad.

Disclosing to the newsmen here on Monday, Government Railway Police DSP N. Bhaskar Naidu said Upendra met Raj Kumar, who was working as a private electrician in the city a few months ago and allegedly developed extramarital affair with him.

Navya, who was studying in seventh class observed the behaviour of her mother and raised objection to their affair. Thinking that the girl has become a hurdle, the accused planned to eliminate her.

The duo took her to Secunderabad and boarded Simhapuri Express on February 24 night. When the train reached Warangal, they took her into the toilet and strangled her to death and alighted the train.

The Railway police who noticed the body registered a case with Bitragunta railway police and took up investigation.

As Upendra went missing after the incident, the police suspected the mother and launched a hunt for her.

The police arrested the accused in a private lodge in Bhadrachalam town in Khammam district last night and produced them in the court on Monday, said the DSP.