Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, January 21
Tragedy struck the Huzurabad town in Telangana, when an inebriated man allegedly killed his own wife and daughter with an iron rod.
Police said that a 46-year-old woman identified as Kokkisala Rama and her daughter Amani (25) were both killed by Venkateshwalu in the wee hours of Thursday.
The double murder resulted from a family dispute according to police.
It said the husband, Venkateshwalu, an auto driver by profession used an iron rod to commit the crime while the two deceased women were sleeping. Both are said to have died in their sleep from the head injuries.
Giving the details, the police said the accused had shifted to Hyderabad from Dandepalli of Adilabad district and had built a house near Sairupa function hall on Jammikunta road.
The house was registered on the name of his wife Rama. Disputes among the family members cropped up since Venkateshwarlu was maintaining an extramarital affair with another woman.
Venkateshwarlu was mounting pressure on Rama to transfer the house on his name. As she refused his proposal, he decided to eliminate his wife and daughter.
Additional DCP S Srinivas, Huzurabad ACP Srinivasa Rao, CI Madhavi who rushed to the spot have taken Venkateshwarlu in custody and shifted the bodies to Huzurabad hospital for post-mortem.