Hyderabad: The city police on Saturday claimed to have made a vital breakthrough in the murder of Deputy Director of AP Text Books Printing Press Michael Angelo, whose body was found at Gandicheru on Friday with the arrest of three persons.
According to the police, the Saidabad Police apprehended three accused persons for their involvement in the murder for gain. The three accused have been identified as Rajesh Sharma (21), Santosh Kumar Sharma (27) and Jeetu Lal (32), all residents of Neredment, but originally hailing from Uttar Pradesh.
The police also seized Rs 11.5 lakh, three gold rings and a car from the arrested accused.
Elaborating further, the police said that initially a case of ‘Man Missing’ was registered which subsequently led to the body being traced and the arrest of the accused based on the call analysis data of the victim.
During the course of investigation the police, based on the cell phone analysis tracked down one car driver namely Rajesh Sharma who was seen to have picked up the Michael Angelo from his apartment on the fateful day.
The driver worked for one Suvarna Latha and earlier had picked and dropped Michael Angelo.
July 12, Michael Angelo was seen in the car with the driver, where he collected the cash on the way back from his office to his residence.
Rajesh Sharma overheard him speaking to some persons regarding the cash transactions and he also stated that he will getting the cash on the way to his office next day.
Well aware that the victim will carry the cash as per the conversion over the phone, Rajesh Sharma along with his roommates hatched a plan and the trio came in the car up till Nalgonda crossroad where the two others were waiting near a café.
While returning, the driver came the same route and asked his friend to board the vehicle. The victim objected the driver stated that the both are his friends and need to be dropped at Neredmet. As the car started the journey, taking advantage of the central locking system and tinted glasses the two other accused strangled the victim.
Later they abandoned the body in the limits of Hayathngar suburbs in a ditch and covered it with mud and boulders.
Based on their confession and at their instance net cash of Rs 11 lakh 50 thousand along with three gold rings was recovered at their instance in the ratio which they had shared. The accused persons are being produced before the Honourable Court for judicial remand.(INN)