Three people have been arrested by the Ramagundam police in connection with the brutal murder of a lawyer couple in Telangana. The three accused have been identified as TRS local leader Kunta Srinivas, Shivandula Chiranjeevi and Akkapaka Kumar. A person named Bittu Srinivas was also arrested for providing the car, which was used by the accused.
On Thursday, the ruling TRS party had suspended their party's mandal president in Manthani Kunta Srinivas who was the prime suspect in the brutal killing case. The police task force had received a tip-off that the accused were in the Wankidi-Chandrapur area immediately after the video clips of the murder surfaced.
According to reports, the on-going legal battles between Kunta Srinivas and Vamana Rao was the prime reason behind the murder. Vamana Rao had raised objection against the construction of a house by Kunta Srinivas. Also, Rao had stopped the construction of a temple of the local deity by Kunta stating the construction as illegal and there was a dispute between the two over a committee for a local Rama Temple.
On Wednesday afternoon, lawyer couple G Vaman Rao and his wife G Nagamani, who practised at the Telangana High Court were waylaid by unidentified assailants while they were on their way to Hyderabad. The attackers pulled the couple out of their vehicle and hacked them to death.
According to reports, a week ago, Vaman Rao has taken a minor girl to the State Human Rights Commission when she was allegedly raped by her uncle and the police were accused of dragging the case. Witnesses shot videos of the incident on Wednesday but did not offer any help to the couple.