A day after the Hyderabad police said that they were probing the involvement of an IAS officer's son in the murder of his father's driver, more questions have been raised about the motive behind the killing.
Bhukya Nagaraju (40) was allegedly murdered on March 17 on the roof of Sai Kalyan Residency Apartments at Yousufguda.
Nagaraju and another youth, identified as Sukrat, had gone to the roof on the evening of March 17. However, only the youth came down and left the apartment.
According to reports, the duo had an argument on Friday, following which Sukrat had hit Nagaraju on his head with a blunt object, resulting in the latter collapsing.
Neither of them were said to know anyone from the building.
The police suspect that Sukrat returned the next day, to dispose the body, and also allegedly colluded with his father, G Venkateswara Rao.
However, a resident of the building saw Sukrat doing something suspicious, and questioned him about it, before finding the body.
“On Saturday, Venkat came back to dispose the body. He kept the body in a bag and reached the lift. But he was stopped by a neighbour. Because of the bad smell, the man suspected something and questioned him about the bag. Out of fear, he escaped, while the man informed the police,” DCP, West Zone, A Venkateswara Rao told TNM earlier.
A CCTV footage of the incident, which captures Sukrat's face, has also emerged.
A case has been registered and police are trying to ascertain the motive.
Meanwhile, media reports suggest that the police is also investigating a 'sodomy' angle in the case.
The Deccan Chronicle quoted the police as saying that that the duo were “extremely close” and suspected to be in a gay relationship. The DC report also mentions ‘sexual tension’ between the two men.
Further details from the police are awaited.