Hyderabad, May 25
In a brutal murder that shockingly resembled the bone chilling Shraddha Walkar case, the Hyderabad Police have nabbed a 48-year-old male stock trader for allegedly murdering his lady tenant. The accused is said to have later chopped the victim’s body parts and dumped her severed head at a garbage dump near the banks of Musi river in the city on May 17.
Police said the arrest of B Chandra Mohan on Wednesday has helped them piece together some gory details of the murder. Primarily, he murdered his tenant Y Anuradha Reddy, aged 55, on May 12 and allegedly undertook a series of shocking acts to wipe out evidence of the murder.
After stabbing the woman to death, the accused is said to have chopped Reddy’s body parts into six pieces using stone cutting machines.
The man preserved the legs and hands of Reddy in the victim’s refrigerator while the rest of the body was stuffed inside a suitcase in the house she was living in.
Mohan carried the decapitated head in a black polythene bag and flung it into a garbage dump near the river on May 15, police said, adding that he then planned to dispose of one body part at a time.
Anuradha Reddy, was a tenant living in the ground floor portion in the house owned by Chandra Mohan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East Zone) Ch Rupesh said.
Some workers of the local civic body noticed the decapitated head of the woman on May 17 and alerted the police, who then arrived at the spot.
Police formed eight teams to investigate the case and a detailed analysis of CCTV footage in the area helped crack the case and nab the accused, the DCP said.
“As part of the investigation, the police analysed the CCTV footage on the route where the severed head was found for almost a week. Some suspects were picked up and after verifying, the police zeroed in on the accused and after his interrogation it was revealed that he killed the woman,” Rupesh said.
On the motive behind the murder, the official said there was a dispute over a financial transaction between them and Mohan owed her Rs 7 lakhs.