Kurnool: Kurnool police are facing a tough time to investigate murders for which there are no clues.
The skeleton of a well-built man was found at Durveshi village, which villagers claimed that he belongs to one of their relatives who had gone missing a year ago.
Another grisly and seemingly unsolvable murder was the discovery of a body where the head had been severed from the body and the two parts were discarded in different places. Police said DNA profiling was the only solution in such scenarios.
Allagadda DSP Thippe Swamy said that a body was exhumed near Vakkileru on a tip off and it was found that the body was of a male person aged around 20 years. His head was cut off. It was a challenge to find whether the severed head was that of the deceased or some other species, he said. On examination and forensic analysis, it was found that it belonged to one Jakir of Sirivella village about whom a missing case was filed at Allagadda police station.
The police team comprising Sirivella CI Srinivas Reddy, SI M. Thimma Reddy and Gospdu SI Chandrasekar Reddy cracked a mystery and arrested five people. The arrested include Neeli Sriramulu, Pathi Naga Prasad, Pathi Nagendra, Durvasula Srinivasulu and D. Gopal, he said.
In another instance, a skeleton was found at Erramala hills near Durveshi village on Tuesday night. The skeleton structure revealed that it had been decaying for the past six months, said Panyam police. No clue was left except the decaying bone structure. But the villagers of Durveshi claimed it belonged to a person who went missing for the past one year.
Police attached to the forensic wing said that identifying the culprit was only possible with DNA profiling and all the samples were sent to Hyderabad for examination.
Venkat Reddy, a criminal law practitioner, said that a majority of murder cases resulted in acquittals because of lack of evidence. The modus operandi of criminals is severing body parts like head, legs and hands and throwing them at different places so that no evidence can be procured....