This comes even as the police take a call on challenging Satyam's recent acquittal.

Ayesha Meera case Andhra collector promises job and house to Satyam BabuImage credit: Screenshot/TV9
news News Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 08:25

The Krishna district administration has decided to help Satyam Babu, who was recently acquitted by the Hyderabad High Court in the Ayesha Meera murder case.

Krishna district collector Babu A, assured Satyam of a 'pucca' house and a job, after he met the latter on Monday.

This comes even as the Andhra police is taking a call on whether it should challenge the HC order or not.

Directing the Andhra Pradesh government to pay Rs 1 lakh compensation to Satyam, the HC stated that he spent eight years in jail without any evidence of his involvement.

It also ordered disciplinary action against the police officers who investigated the case.

The murder took place in 2007, and Satyam Babu was convicted by a Vijayawada women's special sessions court in 2010, and sentenced to imprisonment for life.

However, even family members of the victim, along with several activists, had alleged that Satyam was framed to let a politician's family off the hook.

When the case first broke out, now Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was the state's Opposition leader, and had demanded that a fair enquiry be done into the incident.

Naidu was also among those who alleged that the Congress government was covering up the case to protect influential politicians.

Ayesha's parent have since met Naidu, and asked that the case itself be reopened.

Asking the CM for 'justice', they also wanted the real culprits be caught and punished. 

Ayesha’s parents have alleged that former Congress Minister Koneru Ranga Rao's grandson, Koneru Satish, frequently visited the hostel along with other relatives, including Koneru Suresh, Abburi Ganesh, Chinita Pawankumar and Rakesh.

They also alleged that the warden, Koneru Padma, allowed them to enter the girls' hostel as they were relatives.

The parents held these people squarely responsible for their daughter's death.

Meanwhile, the police is expected to take a decision soon.

“As the High Court has acquitted Mr Satyam Babu, and considering his family situation, we have taken a decision to help him. If the police goes for an appeal and something else comes out in future, the rules will prevail upon the future verdict.” Babu A was quoted as saying.

Also read:

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