The police are yet to establish the motive of the accused.

Man who sent parcel with chemicals to Telangana CM VIPs held by Hyderabad policeImage for representation
news Crime Friday, August 23, 2019 - 08:38

A young man has been taken into custody by the Hyderabad city police after he allegedly booked 62 parcels and addressed them to VIPs and police officers in Hyderabad at the Secunderabad post office earlier this week. The suspicious parcels, which were opened by authorities, were found to contain bottles of industrial waste.

The parcels were addressed to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his son KT Rama Rao, daughter Kavitha and several police officials in the city, including Telangana DGP Mahender Reddy. 

The bookings were made in the name of two Osmania University professors, both of whom denied any connection to the parcels. 

Media reports stated that the accused was identified as 30-year-old Venkat, a resident of Monda Market in Secunderabad, who ran a small business.

“It was found that the suspect wanted to take revenge against his female classmate and had some issues with the professors of Osmania University. He had therefore written their names on the parcels in an attempt to get them into trouble with the police. The suspect is being questioned and the motive is yet to be confirmed,” sources told DC.

The accused visited the post office on Friday and paid a sum of Rs 7,000 for the 62 parcels. The police said that he was sporting a thick moustache and beard, which he shaved off later, possibly to evade being identified.

The parcels, which remained in the post office over the weekend, started emanating a foul smell on Monday as staff began shifting them. Following this, higher authorities opened the packages to find bottles containing a black-coloured liquid that seemed to be a chemical. They alerted the police who sent the samples to the Forensic Science Lab (FSL) for analysis.

A case was registered with the Mahankali police station, which is investigating the incident.

Read: Industrial chemicals found in parcels for Chief Minister, KTR and others in Hyderabad

Show us some love! Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here.