Unnatural sex behind NRSA scientist murder: Hyd police

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The Hyderabad police have cracked a curious case of the suspicious death of a National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) scientist S Suresh Kumar (56) who lived alone in an apartment. The police linked the murder of the scientist to a lab technician who has used the deceased’s loneliness to perform unnatural sex and to charge for those services.

The police booked a case of murder on Oct. 1 based on a complaint from the deceased’s wife S Indira Suresh Kumar, who works as a manager with Indian Bank, Perungalathur Branch, Chennai. The family lived in flat no. S2, Annapurna Apartment, D.K. Road, Hyderabad, for almost 20 years before Indira and their children moved to Chennai. Indira rushed to Hyderabad after her husband did not respond to phone calls for several days.

Indira sought the help of relatives in the same apartment complex to get into her husband's apartment. They found the door was locked from the outside. Indira came to Hyderabad and with the assistance of police, the door was broken. The police found that her husband was dead in a pool of blood with head injuries.

An investigation was taken up with three teams and evidence was collected from CCTV footage of the movement of suspects, fingerprints and from the phone of the deceased. Based on the investigation, Janagama Srinivas (39), a lab technician at Vijaya Diagnostic Centre, Ameerpet, was taken into custody on Friday morning. The police recovered blood samples, hair, the phone of the accused, a knife and two rings that belonged to the deceased.

Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar said that the deceased, a technical expert of the NRSA, was living alone as the family was away and well-settled. His loneliness and economic condition induced the victim to get closer to the accused Srinivas in the name of blood collection. Exploiting his loneliness and urge to perform an unnatural sex act, the suspect expected monetary favours in return.

“As he did not get the expected amounts, he hatched a plan to kill him," the CP said. "He purchased a knife, came prepared on Sept. 30 at 9.30 PM and spent time with the deceased alone. Performing a sex act was followed by an argument over money. The suspect killed Kumar by attacking him with a knife and causing serious head injuries.”

The postmortem was completed and the body has been handed over to his wife.

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