Pranay murder accused detained under PD Act
Three of the seven accused in connection with the murder of Perumalla Pranay Kumar — a dalit youth who was murdered for marrying a caste Hindu girl here last month — have been detained under the Preventive Detention Act on Wednesday.
The Nalgonda police executed the order against accused number one Tirunagari Maruthi Rao, accused five and six Mohammed Abdul Kareem and Tirunagari Shravan respectively.
Nalgonda Superintendent of Police A.V. Ranganath, informing the development in the case, said the three have been transported from the district jail here, and are now lodged in the Central Prison in Warangal. On September 14, Pranay Kumar, 23, was hacked to death when he was leaving a local hospital in Miryalaguda, completing check up for his five-month pregnant wife Amrutha Varshini. The act was caught on the hospital’s CCTV, and soon the police’s manhunt got seven suspects, including the alleged hired killer Subhash Sharma from Bihar.
The police, who completed the investigation in less than a week, had presented the accused for before the media and said it was a conspiracy hatched by Amrutha’s father Maruthi Rao, an influential businessman belonging to the trading Vysya community.
“The love affair since school days disturbing his daughter’s education, besides, the boy’s caste and comparative lower economic status belonging enraged Maruthi Rao,” the police had said.
And accused five The firth accused Kareem, the town’s Congress leader was instrumental in striking the 1 crore deal, of which ₹ 15 lakh was delivered and shared.
According to the police, the role of Maruthi Rao’s brother Shravan, held as accused six, along with another accused seven, was not significant, and they would get bail soon.
Only last week, the Special Court for SC/ST in Nalgonda had rejected the bail pleas of all the accused, upholding the contentions of the bereaved Pranay’s family — that there was threat to life from the accused and a possibility of tampering with the evidence.
Courtesy: The Hindu