Andhra techie burnt alive over brother’s extramarital affair
A software engineer was allegedly burned alive in his car by unidentified persons due to his younger brother's extramarital affair in Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati district, police said.
Tirupati: A software engineer was allegedly burned alive in his car by unidentified persons due to his younger brother’s extramarital affair in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati district, police said.
The charred body of Nagaraju (36) was found in the burnt car near Ganguudu Palle village on Naidupeta-Puthalapattu road. After being alerted by the locals on Sunday morning, police rushed to spot and identified the victim based on the car’s registration number.
Police suspect that Nagaraju, who was working at a leading IT company in Bengaluru, was murdered past midnight and the accused tried to make it appear like an accident by pushing the car into a ditch.
Nagaraju hailed from Brahmanapalli village in the same district and is survived by wife and two children.
Police have registered a case and launched a hunt for the killers. The techie is suspected of having been killed by relatives of a woman, with whom his younger brother allegedly has extramarital relations.
The extramarital relations between Purshottam and a woman of the same village had led to frequent fights between the two families. On Saturday night, the woman’s family members took Nagaraju with him to discuss the matter. They allegedly thrashed him and after tying his hands and legs locked him in the car and set it afire.
The victim’s chain, footwear and other belongings were found near the burnt car. Police gathered clues from the spot.