The DNA analysis of hair samples collected from the crime spot helped the police arrest the 29-year-old accused.

Man reportedly inspired by TV crime series murders 70-yr-old woman in Telangana Image for representation
news Crime Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 09:40

A 29-year-old man killed a 70-year-old woman in Pochampally, Yadadri district in Telangana, reportedly inspired by CID and Crime Patrol crime series. He also allegedly raped the victim before choking her to death. The incident took place on November 8, and two weeks later, the police arrested the accused who tried to mislead them by making the crime scene look like it was an act of black magic.

Two weeks ago, the police found the woman dead and were further shocked to see the crime scene. Her mouth was stuffed with goat’s intestines. She had vermillion powder sprinkled all over her and drenched in cooking oil, in a bid to erase the fingerprints, police said.

According to the LB Nagar police, the accused, Deenanath Tiwari, a native of Bihar was working as a machine supervisor in a textile unit in Pochampally. He was residing opposite the house owned by the deceased woman.

The police said that the victim lived with her son in Hyderabad but visited Pochampally every month to collect her pension. She is rumoured to have possessed gold and other valuables. The woman, who is survived by four daughters and a son, celebrated Diwali at her house in Pochampally. However, after the festival, the children left, while the woman stayed back to collect her pension. As the woman was alone, Tiwari broke into the house in an inebriated state.

A report in The New Indian Express says that the man raped the woman before choking her to death.

According to the police, Tiwari then burgled her silver bangles and Rs 18,000 from her house. Before leaving, he stuffed goat intestines, which was offered to him by his owner, and tried to evade the arrest by hiding his evidence. However, the DNA analysis of hair samples collected from the crime spot led to his arrest, the police informed.

Deccan Chronicle quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police, Yadadri zone, E Ramachandra Reddy as saying, “The accused used to watch CID, Crime Patrol and learnt ways of committing murder and concealing evidence. He sprinkled vermillion over the victim’s place and body to conceal evidence. He also tried to stuff goat’s intestines in her mouth to divert police sniffer dogs. The accused took care of all angles and made it look like black magic.”

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