Newly wed Bengaluru techie's murder in Andhra Pradesh planned by wife: Police

Newly wed Bengaluru techie's murder in Andhra Pradesh planned by wife: Police

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The Vizianagaram Police, who were investigating a murder case of a newly married man, have found out that his wife planned the cold-blooded murder.

According to Assistant Superintendent of Police Deepika Patil, Yamaka Gowri Sankara Rao, a native of Chittapallivalasa village in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, was a techie in Bengaluru and got married to Saraswathi on April 28. Saraswathi is from Kadakella, a nearby village.

On May 7, the couple planned a one-day trip to Parvathipuram in neighbouring Vizianagaram district on their bike. During the day, Rao got his bike serviced and the couple also bought some jewellery.

While returning to Chittapallivalasa, around 7.30 pm, Saraswathi asked Rao to stop the bike near the ITDA park at Totapalli. Rao, who went to attend nature's call, was attacked by a few assailants with an iron rod, killing him on the spot. The assailants fled with some jewellery.

The police registered a case and began investigating. The turned suspicious on realising that the bride was left unscathed and she still had some of the jewellery.

Their suspicion grew as the woman began giving different answers at different times. On further interrogation, she confessed to the crime.

The police said Saraswathi never liked Rao and had sought the help of her friend Siva to get him murdered after the marriage. Siva, in turn, took the help of a local rowdy-sheeter Gopi, who executed the plan.

Saraswathi had asked Rao to stop the bike at the designated area where the murder was planned.