The murderer of the 16-year-old teenager, who went missing few months ago, and later his body was recovered on Monday, has been arrested by the police. The accused had murdered Mahesh and buried his body at a farmland. The incident took place in Ravulapalli village under Chevella police limits in Ranga Reddy district.
According to Chevella sub-inspector N Rajasekhar, Mahesh went missing on July 19 under suspicious circumstances and his parents had lodged a police complaint on July 27. Police, who investigated the case, detained one Lachaiah, in connection with the murder on Monday. It is suspected that family disputes might be the reason for the murder. The victim is a close relative of Lachaiah.
On receiving a tip-off Chevella police took Lachaiah into custody suspecting his involvement. During the course of investigation, Lachaiah confessed that he has murdered Mahesh and buried the body in his farmland.
Police took the accused to the spot and exhumed the body in the presence of higher officials. The accused had doubted the role of Mahesh behind the suicide of a woman member of the family.