Hyderabad: Relatives of Congolian woman Cynthia protested at the Shamshabad DCP office on Wednesday seeking maximum punishment for her husband Rupesh, who brutally murdered her.
Emotional scenes took place when Cynthia’s brother and other relatives came to the DCP’s office to give a formal complaint on the issue. Rupesh’s six-year-old daughter Sania was also with them.
Police said Cynthia’s relatives are pursuing higher studies in Hyderabad. They have taken custody of the child from Rupesh’s mother on Wednesday for the time being. Police officials said the matter of custody of the child and related issues will be discussed with relatives.
Meanwhile, police officials said that it has not yet been decided whether to send the body to Congo or bury it in Hyderabad. “They have not claimed the body yet. If they want to take the body to Congo we are willing to provide assistance. They have not decided yet,” said ACP B. Anuradha of Shamshabad.
The body is now kept at the Osmania General Hospital mortuary. Forensic experts from OGH said the body parts were stitched together during post-mortem examination. However, the body has decomposed. Meanwhile, police sent Rupesh Kumar to 14 days judicial custody. Investigation officials will seek his custody for further grilling.
Shamshabad police said they took cognizance of the murder and booked a case after Rupesh was caught red handed while disposing off the body. The cops have sought the cooperation of Cynthia's family to take the case forward and ensure maximum punishment for Rupesh.