Missing man found murdered; wife, paramour suspects

Update: 2023-01-13 07:14 GMT
Srinivasa Rao, who worked as stringer in a vernacular daily, alleged that Madhava Rao occupied roads in the venture and made double registrations to the sellers. Following that, a case was filed and Madhava Rao was sent to jail. Representational image/DC

Vishakapatnam: A 34-year-old man, who had been reported missing two weeks ago, is suspected to have been murdered by his wife and her paramour near Bheemili in Visakhapatnam. They later cremated his body at a cremation ground in Peda Waltair, around 20 km from Bheemili.

The victim has been identified as V. Pydiraju. The accused in Pydiraju’s killing are his wife Vanka Jyothi, her paramour K Srinivasa Rao and the latter’s cousin Bhuloka.

Giving the background of the case, Bheemili circle inspector P Lakshana Murthy the CI said Jyothi lodged a complaint saying that her husband Pydiraju has been missing from home since December 29 night. Police registered a missing case on December 30 and formed a special team to trace the Pydiraju.

However, a member of Pydiraju’s family got suspicions about his wife Jyothi and informed police. Police then tracked Jyothi and found that she had made multiple calls to one K. Srinivasa Rao after filing the missing case.

Investigations revealed that Jyothi had started an illicit affair with Srinivasa Rao, a native of Vizag city. Pydiraju discovered the affair and warned Jyothi and Rao to stay away from each other. But the duo instead planned to eliminate Pydiraju to continue their affair. As per their plan, Jyothi offered sedative-laced food to Pydiraju at home before she and Srinivasa Rao strangled him.

Later, Srinivas and his cousin Bhuloka carried the body on a scooter to Vizag city, traveling a distance of 20 km. They kept it in a room in Visalakshinagar on December 29 night. The next day Srinivasa Rao called an ambulance and told its staff that Pydiraju died of a heart attack. They shifted the body in the ambulance to the cremation ground and consigned it to flames.

“We will arrest all the three involved shortly,” the inspector stated.

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