A day after officials recovered the body of doctor Korlapati Suryakumari, from the Ryves Canal in Vijayawada, the city police arrested former TDP MLA Jayaraju's son Vidyasagar from his house on Sunday.
The doctor had gone missing from her house in Machavaram on August 1, following which her parents filed a complaint with the police. Her bloated body was traced after her two-wheeler was found abandoned near the Ryves canal.
The 25-year-old’s body had decomposed beyond recognition. She was working at the Vissannapeta Public Health Centre.
Suryakumari's parents alleged that Vidyasagar cheated her, after promising to marry her, which led her to kill herself.
The Hindu quoted a message sent to Vidyasagar’s mobile phone from the doctor, before she went missing, which read: “You cheated me by rejecting to marry me.”
Vidyasagar is already married, and has two children.
Speaking to the local media earlier this week, Vidyasagar’s wife, Sushma, dismissed allegations made by the doctor's parents, and claimed that Suryakumari had visited their house, and wanted to marry Vidyasagar, as she was infatuated with him.
The Andhra Pradesh police had detained Vidyasagar earlier this week, but let him off after questioning.
On Sunday, an FIR was filed against him under Sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC.
“We have statements from the victim's parents and sisters. After interrogating Vidyasagar, we found that he had an affair with the girl (Surya Kumari) and cheated her,“ Machavaram circle inspector, Umamaheswara Rao, told the Times of India.
“Neither his parents nor his wife told us about the affair.They pretended as if nothing has happened. Now my daughter is no more,” Suryakumari's father told TOI.
Vidyasagar was produced before the Vijayawada Sessions Court, which remanded him in 15 days judicial custody.