Nalgonda cops identify beheaded body
Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent
Vanasthalipuram Inspector K. Satyanarayana said that a team from the Nalgonda police came to the city and shifted the body for post-mortem
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vanasthalipuram, K. Purushottam Reddy said the body was covered with bricks on the second floor of an under construction building. Representational image/DC
HYDERABAD: The Nalgonda police on Friday got a post mortem examination done for the headless corpse found in an under construction building at Vanasthalipuram. The severed head was found at a temple in Chintapalli of Nalgonda four days ago.
The Vanasthalipuram police on Thursday night found the headless body of a man, whose head was discovered three days ago, about 75 kilometres away at a place of worship in Telangana's Nalgonda district on Monday, January 10.
Vanasthalipuram Inspector K. Satyanarayana said that a team from the Nalgonda police came down to the city on Friday and shifted the body for post mortem examination and that no arrests were made yet as there was no suspect in the case so far. The city’s CLUES team were preserving the body to hand it over to the Nalgonda police.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vanasthalipuram, K. Purushottam Reddy said the body was covered with bricks on the second floor of an under construction building. "A team investigating the case of the severed head found in Chintapalli area of Nalgonda identified the man as Ramavath Jaihind, 30, a vagabond hailing from Suryapet who resided in Vanasthalipuram area here, following which the body was found," said the official.
His decapitated head was found by a priest, who noticed the head lying at the feet of a Mahankali idol in the temple and informed the Chintapalli police of Nalgonda. The police rushed to the spot and took up investigation after a case was registered under 302 (murder) of the IPC. As many as eight special teams were formed to identify the victim and his family from Nalgonda identified him. The temple is located close to the highway connecting Hyderabad to Nagarjunasagar.
Though theories of a human sacrifice were surfaced, the police however suspect that the person might have been murdered elsewhere and the head was placed at the feet of the goddess’ idol to mislead the cops.