Hyderabad: A 26-year-old man, who raped and killed his friend’s wife on the pretext of collecting money hidden in an isolated place in Ramayampet of Medak district and dumped her body in a lake, was arrested by the police on Wednesday.
The accused is a notorious criminal. He was earlier arrested in two cases of murder. In the latest incident, he took the victim on her bike for the 90km-ride to Nizamabad, where he raped and throttled her.
On December 13, the Ramayampet police recovered the body of a woman in a highly decomposed state. A case of murder was registered for the probe. They shared the details with their counterparts and a missing case was also registered at Nizamabad police station. The relatives of the victim identified the body. Then the police verified the call data records and also searched for the missing scooter of the deceased woman, which led the investigators to suspect the role of N Arun Kumar, 26, a native of Saddupally village in Dichpalll, who was in regular touch with the victim. Arun, who was on his way to Hyderabad from Nizamabad on a bike, was intercepted at Damacherla and taken into custody for questioning. His grilling revealed shocking information about his criminal past. Accused of murder at Armoor, Arun had escaped from the police in 2016, after which his third wife left him. Later, he was arrested by Nizamabad (Rural) police in a case of robbery. After release from jail, Arun moved to Hyderabad and worked as
In 2018, while working as a caretaker, he had killed an elderly woman at Trimulgherry and was arrested again. Meanwhile, he was convicted for escaping from police and was lodged at Chanchalguda central prison for one and a half years. Just about two months ago, he secured bail and went to Saddupally. While attending Court proceedings, Arun came in contact with one Raju. A few days later, Arun learned that Raju was arrested by Kamareddy police.
On December 2, Arun met Raju’s wife at a Court. A day later, he gifted a TV and household articles to her. Three days later, on December 5, he met the woman and convinced her to accompany him to a place where he had hidden some money, and the same evening, he killed her. “The accused took her to an isolated place on the outskirts of Kocheruvu in Ramayampet. Mid-way, he purchased a steel rod and also bought a sweater for the woman, as she was feeling cold. There, the duo had an altercation, as Arun was not able to find anything. He then raped her,” the police said....