Police on Tuesday arrested two persons for the murder of a housewife, S Swathi, in Padmaraonagar on July 7. They also recovered about 30 tolas of gold and a bike from their possession.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, deputy commissioner of police, North Zone, Ch Srikanth said Swathi, wife of Degala Satish Babu, was found murdered at her G 11 flat at Lakshmi Apartment, Padmaraonagar, at around 11.30 am on July 7. The duo slit her throat and decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs 6.5 lakh, the DCP added.
Police said they got a clue that two persons went to her flat at 10.30 am i.e., one hour before the murder by entering their names in the guest register. Police started a manhunt for the two.
According to the DCP, they took two persons Sangani Giri Babu, a resident of New MIG, BHEL, and Mukthala Nagaraju, a resident of Ambedkar Colony, Patancheru, into custody while carrying out intensive vehicle checking at Mettuguda crossroads on July 18. Police stopped a motorcycle having fake number plate and certificate of registration. Two persons on the motorcycle were found to be Giri and Nagaraju, who went to Swathi’s flat on July 7. Police also found that both of them possessed gold jewellery belonging to Swathi.
“On further interrogation, they confessed to the crime. We recovered 30 tolas of stolen gold ornaments, including eight tolas pledged with Muthoot Finance, Chandanagar. Some ornaments were recovered from the houses of the duo,” Srikanth added. During investigation, police discovered that Sangani Giri Babu, a distant relative of Satish Babu, who was addicted to a lavish lifestyle, planned to murder Swathi and steal her gold ornaments. TOI