Proving arms of the law are long enough, the Gandhinagar police have, after over a year, nabbed a man who was accused of putting to torch a bike that belongs to his love-rival.
P Mahinder alias Raju has been held on charge of burning the bike on March 22 last year, and since Raju managed to keep himself away from the police eye, until the other day he bumped into sub-inspector P Shiva Prasad said.Raju had fallen in love with a girl, Laxmi (20). But he realised to his chagrin later that he must content with a rival, R Raghu who was also wooing Laxmi.The girl, it is said, had no qualms going with her two lovers who competed with each other. In the race, Raju was falling behind.
After Raju caught the duo red-handed, he decided to do something about it. And, that was to destroy the vehicle that Raghu used to.To spite his rival, Raju allegedly burned Raghu’s bike. It is the bike that is giving them freedom, Raju thought. Once it is gone, the two will be grounded, he assumed.
Raju, 24, is a native of Pallagutta village, Station Ghanpur Mandal of Warangal district, he has worked as cook in a hotel and lived in Sabarmati Nagar of Musheerabad.Laxmi studied upto intermediate and she belongs to a poor family. Her father Ellaiah works as a labourer and they are residing at lower Tankbund near NTR stadium. Due to her poverty she stopped her studies and is working in a beauty parlour in lower Tankbund near Banda Maissama temple.
A twist to the story is that Raghu happens to be the brother of the parlour owner. This gave him an edge over Raju, it was later learnt during interrogation.Raghu, 25, has done his Master of Computer Applications and is now searching for a job. Laxmi and Raghu developed intimacy working together in the parlour.
It has now been discovered that Raju was not traceable because after he burnt the bike of Raghu, the family feared reprisal. So, Raju’s father P Achaiah who is the head chef in a hotel decided to move to Station Ghanpur.
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