Nirmal: The investigation into the unidentified body of a man found near the Godavari river in Ponkal, Mamada mandal in Nirmal district, led to the unravelling of the bizarre murder of a man by his wife and her lover.
The body was found by local villagers and brought to the police who started an investigation on June 9, 2019.
The investigation was handed over to sub-inspectors Jeevan Reddy (Soan) and M.D. Ashish (Mamada).
The police sent pictures of the deceased to other mandals and bordering districts for identification. They learnt that one Gujjeti Udaykumar, 39, of Ankapur, Armoor mandal, Nizamabad, a labourer, had been missing for some days.
The family went to Gujjeti Pavani, the wife of Udaykumar, to ask about him and found her living with one Dhawathe Dawlaji, 25. He threatened he would kill Udaykumar’s sister if they came again to the house.
Udaykumar’s family lodged a complaint against Pavani and Dawlaji for threatening to kill them. Police arrested both but they were released on bail.
On Friday, the police caught Pavani and Dawlaji while they were going on a bike on suspicion. On questioning them, they revealed that they killed Udaykumar with the help of another person, Mudurukola Gangad-har, 38, on June 5.
Dawalji reportedly revealed that on the instruction of Pavani, he, a driver, and Gangadhar, got Uday-kumar drunk, took him on a bike to the river in Ponkal. Gangadhar drowned Udaykumar by forcefully plunging him into the river, Dawalji told the police....