Vishakapatnam: Police nab accused in murder case

Vishakapatnam: The Vishakapatnam police on Tuesday nabbed a person who allegedly murdered a woman on October 19, and recovered stolen property worth Rs 90,000.

Speaking to ANI, RK Meena, Commissioner of Police, Vishakapatnam, said: “On October 19, the accused, Guddala Sudhakar Reddy (40) used a country made knife to injure the woman and later gagged her with a towel and pillow. He then stole Rs 8,000 in cash, gold, and threw away the cell phone to erase call records.”

Meena further stated that on October 20, he took a gold loan of Rs 57,000 and out of the amount, he withdrew Rs 55,000. Using cell data information, he was arrested at Railway Station paid parking area on Tuesday.

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According to the police, the accused was allegedly addicted to bad habits and had accumulated nearly Rs 1 lakh in debt.

The seized items included Rs 51,000 in cash, two gold chains, a pair of golden earrings, a two-wheeler belonging to the accused and a VIVO cell phone.

The deceased, Appalanarsamma (38), a native of Boppadam village and had separated from her husband.

She worked at a health care centre for old aged people. The accused was involved in an illegal affair with her six months ago, police said.

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