Nalgonda police arrest 9 persons in attempted murder case

The Nalgonda police arrested nine persons in an attempted murder case and seized a 7.65 mm pistol and nine cell phones


HYDERABAD: The Nalgonda police arrested nine persons in an attempted murder case on Friday and seized a 7.65 mm pistol, nine cell phones, Rs. 4,500 in cash and bank documents.

As per the information obtained from their preliminary inquiry, the main accused Balakrishna had been plotting to kill the victim for four months under constant pressure from the second accused Nimmala Sandhya and had engaged two different gangs for this purpose.

The main accused, who worked as a school assistant teacher at B Vellamma ZPHS and had an illicit relationship with the victim's wife, accused Nimmala Sandhya. She also worked as a mid-day meals cook at the same school. The primary accused first approached Kanuka Ramaswamy (A6-) with the intention of murdering the victim.

Rathnala Venkatesh, along with two other accused, demanded Rs 3,000,000 to execute the murder plan but the primary accused only paid them Rs 1,70,000. The main accused moved to a shelter near the victim's shop in Munugode and assigned the responsibility of tracking the victim's movements to Ramaswamy (A6).

Meanwhile, Ramaswamy developed a good rapport with one of the accused, Moinuddin, the victim's servant, who constantly updated on the victim's every move. Their attempt to eliminate Nimmala Swamy failed. When the accused A8 and A9 were asked to reimburse the money, they offered the A6 a promissory note as assurance for payment.

Frustrated with the failed attempt, the main accused approached Yusuf, who is currently absconding. Accused A5 asked his friend Abdul Rehaman if he knew someone who could execute the murder plot promising that he would pay a lot of money for it. The accused agreed to pay them Rs 11,00,000 in addition to a Rs 5,000 cash advance.

In order to pay for the murder, the second accused, Sandhya, took a loan of Rs 10,00,000 from Samabhavana Sangham. The accused A3 and A4 arrived in Munugode on a two-wheeler on August 4 and followed the victim. The third accused fired three shots at the victim with his pistol on the outskirts of Ukondi village. Both of the accused escaped from the spot.

While addressing the media on Friday, Rema Rajeshwari, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Nalgonda, said that she had assigned the investigation to the Circle Inspector, stating that the case would be treated as a high priority. They organised special teams, captured the accused A1 to A4 and A6 to A10 besides seizing a weapon and a magazine from A3.

The accused were sent to judicial remand. SP guaranteed that a scientific and professional investigation would be conducted in the matter as soon as possible and that the accused would be convicted.

A case (No. 086/2022) was registered under Sections 120(B), 307 and 34 of IPC and Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act was registered at the Munugode Police Station.

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