How choice of soup helps solve India murder case

How choice of soup helps solve India murder case

Pablo Tucker
December 13, 2017

A woman in Telangana planned the ideal crime inspired by Ram Charan Teja's movie Yevadu but a mutton soup exposed her.

Police interrogated Swati, who confessed to killing her husband and revealed her plans to present Rajesh as Reddy.

Swati, a nurse at a private hospital in Nagarkurnool town of Hyderabad, was married to Sudhakar Reddy for three years and had two children.

Officers took Rajesh's finger prints and compared them with details they held for for Sudhakar - and on receiving the results, immediately arrested Swathi.

Police officials say there was an interesting story behind how the family of Sudhakar Reddy developed suspicion about the identity of the person who was under treatment at the hospital. However, she fell in love with a physiotherapist named Rajesh and the two hatched a plan to get rid of Reddy.

The Telangana police investigates a weird murder case in which a pair of lovers have been accused of allegedly killing the woman's husband and then sought cosmetic surgery so the male lover could take his place.

"When he was unconscious, she and her lover, Rajesh, hit her husband Sudhakar on the head with an iron rod and bludgeoned him to death". Later, she called up her relatives and told them that unidentified persons entered the house and threw petrol on her husband.

Rajesh, who pretended to be Swati's husband Reddy, was admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad for treatment.

The two had even planned to get a plastic surgery for the lover Rajesh after burning his face. "She then shifted him to a hospital in Hyderabad as her husband Reddy", Nagarkurnool Sub-Division Deputy Superintendent of Police Laxmi Narayana said.

According to a police officer involved in the investigations, the Reddy family noticed the difference in behaviour. Unable to answer the questions, Rajesh allegedly stopped speaking and started communicating with signs.

This was a crime of passion with a gory twist and the plot weaved around the Tollywood blockbuster, Evadu, in which actor Allu Arjun underwent plastic surgery to resemble another character (Ram Charan Tej). In the movie, a young man is wounded and a woman plastic surgeon gives him the face of her dead son.

The police, who have booked cases for murder and causing the disappearance of evidence under the Indian Penal code, have also made a formal arrest of Rajesh and are waiting for his discharge from the hospital to produce him in the court.

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