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Hyderabad murder: Killer had harassed women in the past

Published Sep 28, 2018, 12:38 am IST
Updated Sep 28, 2018, 12:38 am IST
The accused in the murder of Jerigalla Ramesh, V. Kishan Goud and A. Laxman Goud, after they were arrested and taken to the police station on Wednesday.
 The accused in the murder of Jerigalla Ramesh, V. Kishan Goud and A. Laxman Goud, after they were arrested and taken to the police station on Wednesday.

Hyderabad: V. Kishan Goud had reportedly told his wife that he would avenge his son Mahesh’s murder by eliminating the accused, J. Ramesh. Kishan Goud and his brother-in-law Laxman Goud were on Thursday remanded to judicial custody by the Rajendranagar police for the daylight murder of Ramesh. The questioning of the accused by the Rajendranagar police revealed that another person was also involved in the case. Laxman confessed to the police that Kishan informed his sister about leaving the house to kill Ramesh and carried an axe with him. Worried, his sister had called him and asked him to stop Kishan, but he decided to take part in the revenge killing.

The Rajendranagar police said the duo was cooking up the story. Kishan was already undergoing treatment at the Institute of Mental Health. “They are saying that it was only Kishan who wanted to kill Ramesh and Laxman joined him later. Our investigation revealed that both of them had been planning the murder for at least three days. Knowing that Ramesh would attend court on Wednesday, they fixed the date and murdered him,” said Rajendranagar inspector G. Suresh, who is investigating the case.

Sources in the Cyberabad police commissionerate said that the name of another person had surfaced during the probe by the police. “One Vikram Singh, a resident of Dhoolpet, tipped them off about Ramesh leaving the court. A thorough probe is being carried out to identify Singh’s role.” It was learned that Kishan was arrested in three cases at Shahinayathgunj earlier. One case was under the NDPS Act pertaining to smuggling of ganja while two others were on outraging the modesty of a woman in the same police limits. He was arrested in three cases, the sources said.

Meanwhile, Telangana minister K.T. Rama Rao asked the state police to review and equip the policemen on the ground with adequate training so they could be alert and responsive. In an early morning post on Twitter, Mr Rama Rao said, “Received many comments & suggestions from shocked & exasperated netizens on the two violent incidents in our city. Request @TelanganaDGP and @CPHydCity @cpcybd @RachakondaCop to equip the policemen on ground with training.”

Traffic cops to get tactical training

Cyberabad police is now considering providing tactical training to its traffic police personnel. This training was earlier restricted to personnel in the law and order and crime wings. If traffic constable Lingamurthy had been imparted the training he could have possibly helped save the life of J Ramesh, 24, who was killed in public view at Attapur in Rajendranagar on Wednesday. Police constable Eswar Rao was killed by a fake Indian currency note circulation gang at Shamirpet on August 2, 2014. Sub-inspector Venkat Reddy of Balanagar police station escaped with injuries when a FICN gang attacked him with swords and knives. Following the incident, then Cyberabad police commissioner C V Anand introduced tactical training for police personnel, as there were also chain snatching gangs that used to injure policemen during their attempts to catch the offenders.

In 2016, Cyberabad police made it mandatory for policemen ranking from constable to sub-inspector to take part in tactical training which is close quarters combat training. Policemen working in law and order and crime wings were trained in several batches and the then joint commissioner Stephen Ravindra started the training sessions again. However, police working in the traffic wing were not trained in close combat techniques which include weapon disarming, house intervention and retention techniques.

Cyberabad police commissioner V.C. Sajjanar said, "During the Rajendranagar incident, the traffic constable made his best efforts to stop the accused from killing the man, but they overpowered him. The other two constables who were heading to attend a crime incident were passing by. Before they could reach the spot, the person was killed. We will now train officials who have not received close combat techniques to use the same if any such incident takes place." Meanwhile, on Thursday, the commissioner rewarded Lingamurthy for making efforts to stop the offence and asked people to support policemen during such incidents.

Location: India, Telangana


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