The Andhra police have arrested TDP town president of Ramachandrapuram Nandula Raju on Friday and said that he was responsible for the murder of his daughter, Nandula Jaya Deepika. The police say that he has confessed to his crime in a fit of rage.
Deepika was found lying in a pool of blood at her house on Tuesday, at around 1:30 am, when Raju claimed that he and his son, Jaya Prakash, returned home from their restaurant, which they own and manage.
According to reports, she had wounds on her head, neck and hands, and was shifted to Area Hospital, where the doctors declared her brought dead.
Following this, the Ramachandrapuram Police registered a case and sent the body for post-morterm. The police also visited the TDP leader's house and collected other forensic evidence.
Raju filed a police complaint after the post-mortem, alleging that he suspected his son to be behind the murder, as Jaya Deepika owned property worth Rs 2 crore.
“Based on the complaint, we first investigated the whereabouts of the victim’s brother and found that he was in the bar and restaurant owned by the family at the time of the incident. We suspected Raju’s involvement in the killing and investigated the angle. On being questioned, he confessed to having murdered his daughter for not listening to him and being adamant about marrying Manikanta,” TNIE quoted Ramachandrapuram DSP JV Santosh as saying.
Deepika, who was working at a medical store owned by her family, was in a relationship with Kunapareddy Manikanta, which her father and brother staunchly opposed.
The TNIE report adds that the father and daughter had a heated argument over the issue and the former allegedly smashed Deepika's head in a fit of rage, after which he left the house and filed a police complaint to misguide the police.