Vijayawada: NRI entrepreneur Chigurupati Jayaram was murdered in the house of one of the accused, in Jubilee Hills. His body was later dumped along with the car at Ithapuram near Nandigama in Andhra Pradesh, investigations have shown.
Reports had emerged th-at Jayaram’s niece Shikha Chowdary and her friend Rakesh Reddy were invo-lved in the murder. But AP police sources said while Rakesh’s role was evident, Shikha’s was not clear.
“Rakesh had reportedly lent Jayaram Rs 4 crore, which he was later asking him to return,” a source in the police said on condition of anonymity. “On Jan-uary 29, Jayaram came to Hyderabad when Rakesh called him to his home in Jubilee Hills to ask for the money, but the former cou-ld only arrange Rs 6 lakh. The next morning, Rakesh who was enraged with the NRI for not returning him the money, reportedly beat up Jayaram, following which he died,” sources said.
“The next day (January 31), his body was taken in a car and dumped on the roadside, to make it looks like an accident.”
According to the reports Rakesh accepted his invol-vement in Jayaram’s murder. With three hard punc-hes on the face, Jayaram berthed his last, said Rakesh to the police.
Police also collected vid-eo footage from a bar near Nandigama where Rakesh purchased two bottles of beer. Later, he went towa-rds the car and poured one bottle of beer in the mouth of the deceased, trying to create a scene that death was accidental due to drink and drive.
Rakesh also reportedly tried to shift Jayaram’s body to the driving seat but failed. Rakesh then left the place.
Meanwhile, as reports emerged that Jayaram was kidnapped from Shika’s house in Gachibowli, Cyberabad police investigated but found no clues. But they found that Jayaram had been to Jubilee Hills, reportedly to Rakesh’s house.
Andhra Pradesh DGP R.P. Thakur claimed that the inquiry into the murder of Jayaram’s murder case has come to a conclusion and as many as six te-ams were pressed to in-quire the case in depth. The DGP said two culprits may be arrested soon.two days.
Reports have also emerged that an inspector working in the Hyderabad city police commission-erate had got a phone call from Rakesh, the accused, and had been transferred. But senior police officials ruled it out, saying transfers were routine and we-re purely based on administrative grounds.
A DSP-rank officer working in Rachakonda also faced the same allegatio-ns, but, senior officers told journalists that they did not receive any report from AP police on his connection with the accused in the Jayaram murder case....