Tired of being tortured at the hands of their alcoholic and unemployed son, a Telangana couple hired hitmen to kill him.
The incident took place on October 18 at the Kallepalli Maisamma Temple in Miryalaguda Mandal of Telangana’s Khammam, where 26-year-old Kshatriya Sainath was killed by seven members of her family, including her parents, Ram Singh and Rani Bai, and two uncles. India Today reported.
Kshatriya Ram Singh and Rani Bai were arrested and jailed on Monday. According to reports, the victim, a college dropout, had been harassing his parents which led them to hire and kill people for Rs 8 lakh.
According to Huzurnagar police inspector, Sainath was strangled to death by five people, and then her dead body was thrown into the Musi river after entering the deceased’s car. The incident, however, came to light when some villagers saw the body floating and informed the police on October 19.
While investigating the case, the police was on the lookout for an XUV that was recorded by surveillance cameras at the Damchelapally toll booth. Incidentally, when the parents of the deceased were called to the police station to identify the body, they showed up in the same XUV that the police suspected at the scene of the crime on October 18.
“During interrogation, it was revealed that the parents had hired five men to kill their son for Rs 8 lakh. Also, their uncles were involved in the incident. The accused have been arrested and remanded in judicial custody,” police told India Today.
According to the findings, the father of the deceased, Ram Singh Maripeda is the principal of a government gurukul in Bangla village and the couple’s daughter is based in the US. Police said Sai Ram used to abuse his parents and beat them when they refused money for alcohol. Family members said he was sent to a rehabilitation center in Hyderabad, but to no avail.
Talking to TOI, Huzurabad circle inspector Rama Linga Reddy revealed that the couple had sought the help of Rani Bai’s brother Satyanarayan in carrying out the murder. The couple paid Rs 1.5 lakh in advance and agreed to pay the balance of Rs 6.5 lakh three days after the murder.
While investigating the case, the police seized four cars, a bicycle, plastic rope and 23,500 in cash used in the crime.
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