A teenage maid who blindly trusted a youth and had developed a sexual relationship with the hope of an eventual marriage met with a gory end when the man with the help of a friend took her to a Markapuram forest area, wrested Rs.30,000 from her, and murdered her. The body was found and the duo is in prison.
The sad saga began a year ago when M Yadamma, 16, who hails from Mahbubnagar, came down to Hyderabad to stay and work with her married sister M Santoshi at Kurmaguda in Madannapet. Both belong to a poor peasant family from Mahbubnagar.
Additional inspector KPV Raju and SI M Krishna of Madannapet police who cracked the case said that after coming to the City, Yadamma worked as a maid. She came in touch with one K Anjaneyulu, 24, who worked as a construction labourer. He is reported to have promised her marriage and sexually exploited her.
Meanwhile, the girl developed some skin disease which led to the discolouring of her body complexion. Anjaneyulu began distancing from her though she pestered him to marry.
According to the girl’s family, she was madly in love with the youth and she had said she could not live without him. However, the skin problem coupled with his fading interest in her, created a rift between the couple. He told her marriage was not on the cards and she was disheartened.
Recently, Yadamma got Rs.30,000 from a chit fund she had joined last year. She was going to give it to her mother.
When told of the money, Anjaneyulu changed his stance and told her he would marry her and asked her to meet him at Imlibun bus stand the next day. The unwary girl acted as he said and both boarded the bus for Mahbubnagar.
Anjaneyulu had arranged with his friend Suresh to be at Mahbubnagar with a bike. On reaching, Suresh took the two to Markapuram forest area despite her objections. There the duo drank beer and attacked the girl, wrested money and killed her. Abandoning the body, the two rode back.
As she did not return, Santoshi lodged a missing complaint.
After the decomposed body was found, the police established her identity and interrogated Anjaleyulu who at first gave contradictory reports but under pressure admitted to the crime and described how they had killed the girl.
Police have put the two behind the bars.
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