Visakhapatnam: Two days after the death of a 17-year-old boy, who was run over by a car driven by a naval officer on the Telugu Talli flyover, a family from Srikakulam approached the city police claiming that the deceased was their son and identified him as Nakka Janardhan Rao and not Nandi Raju.
The accident occurred on Saturday night and a beggar Nandi Appa Rao claimed that the boy was his son and claimed compensation. Believing in Appa Rao's words, the cops handed over the body to him for cremation with the help of NGO Prema Samajam. Inspector of II Town traffic police station, Swami Naidu, said soon after the accident on the flyover, Appa Rao and Demudu, a criminal, approached the cops and filed a complaint. Appa Rao said he was the father of the boy. Meanwhile, Janardhan’s elder brother N. Chinnaya received a phone call from Vizag and informed his parents.
The police said Chinnaya received the call from Lions Club trustee M Srinivasa Rao, who has offered Janardhan a job in his house a week ago, before the incident. Mr Srinivasa Rao told police that the trust members distribute food everyday and when he saw Janardhan near the flyover, he immediately offered him a job as he found him healthy. He said Janardhan worked for two days in his house and then wanted to go to his hometown to bring his belongings and left. On the same night, Janardhan was killed in an accident. The next day, Mr Srinivas called up his elder brother Chinnaya and informed him about the mishap.
ACP (East) A. Narasimha Murthy said they confirmed that Janardhan was the second son of Nakka Kondaiah and Krishna. Realising they were misled on the night of the incident, they launched a search for Nandi Appa Rao, the beggar and his criminal friend Demudu. However, the police said they will refer to conduct a DNA test if necessary....