Ravi Kishore lured the boys to the Polavaram canal by promising a picnic by the Godavari and then pushed them into the water.

Bearing a grudge against their parents Andhra man drowns two children in canalImage for representation
news Crime Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 14:01

Two young boys were drowned by their neighbour in the Polavaram canal near Koyyalagudem in Andhra’s West Godavari district.

According to the police, Ravi Kishore (28), lured the two boys – aged eight years and 10 years – to the Polavaram canal promising them a picnic by the Godavari river. Once he took them to the river, Ravi Kishore allegedly pushed them into the canal and the boys drowned.

The two children, studying in Class 5 and Class 3 of a local school, went missing on Sunday after their parents sent them to buy milk from a local shop. Their parents, Kaikavrapu Chinna Rao and Kaikavrapu Manga – both agricultural labourers – assumed that the boys had wandered off to play, since it was a Sunday.

However, after the boys were not to be found even after the whole village was searched, the parents filed a missing persons’ complaint with the Koyyalagudem Police.

On Tuesday morning, the police questioned Ravi Kiran, who then confessed to the crime. Ravi Kiran reportedly said that he had killed the boys because of a "personal grudge against the parents". However, it is not clear what the reason for the grudge was.

The police said that the bodies of the two boys were retrieved from the canal on Tuesday afternoon. While the older boy’s body was found near Repallewada, the younger boy’s body was found floating near Peddapuram village.

The bodies were sent to the Jangareddygudem Area Hospital for post mortem. The Jangareddygudem DSP Muralikrishna told TNM that a case has been filed against the accused under sections 302 (murder), 364 (kidnapping) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC and the post mortem report is awaited.

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