TDP leader’s kins’ role suspected in Cong leader’s murder

Vijayawada,October 31: The role of the family members of deceased TDP leader Aluri Butchaiah Chowdary in the Congress leader Ginjupalli Veeraiah Chowdary’s
murder has come to light, giving a new twist to the case.

According to sources, police have seized records pertaining to the bank transactions of the main accused in Veeraiah’s murder, Chinta Venkateswara Rao. Apparently, Butchaiah’s family members deposited Rs 9.5 lakh in the bank account of Venkateswara Rao a few days before the murder of Veeraiah.

Police believe that the amount was remitted into Rao’s account for hiring the killers. Police questioned Butchaiah’s daughter Santhi and son Ramakrishna and were all set to book cases against them also. The former sarpanch of Nawabpet, Veeraiah was hacked to death last week and it was widely believed that it could be the handiwork of Butchaiah’s followers. Butchaiah himself was found dead under suspicious conditions last month.

Meanwhile, Krishna district SP D Ramakrishnaiah said they were gathering evidence against the brother of local MLA Sriram Tataiah, Dhanunjay, against whom a case was booked immediately after Veeraiah’s murder. The SP said disputes over sharing of monetary returns from the local fish pond and an extramarital relationship were the reasons behind Veeraiah’s murder.