Report by Badal Tah; Rayagada: Dr. Sravan Vivek, IPS, SP Rayagada has led a team of police officers to nab five murderers including three juveniles, who murdered Mahadev Suresh Kumar aged about 18 years, son of Mahadev Satya Rao of 6th line, Kasturi Nagar of Rayagada town. The murder was due to a love triangle dispute between the deceased Mahadev and a juvenile (name not disclosed because of Juvenile Justice Act), both of whom were loving a single same girl.
Mahadev was studying in Rayagada Autonomous College. The juvenile, who is in custody of police, was in love with the same girl whom Mahadev was also loving. Due to this Mahadev and the accused juvenile had a severe quarrel. On the same night, ie on 15-06-2019, the lover accused juvenile along with two other juveniles and two other accused namely Niranjan Bidika aged about 29 years, s/o-Minarao Bidika of Ramachandrapur village & P Pawan Kalyan aged about 20 years, s/o-V Srinivas rao near Rayagada Women’s College of Rayagada took the deceased to an isolated place & beat him brutally by means of fists and kicks. The injuries caused by hand and leg on the body of the deceased corroborated with the post mortem examination. As the deceased was mercilessly beaten on head and stomach, he started becoming unconscious. Apprehending his death on the spot of attack, the culprits carried him to 1st line of Kasturi Nagar secretly and threw him on the verandah of the shopping complex there where he succumbed to his injuries.
On 16-06-19 after getting information from the deceased’s father Investigating Officer Sri Nihar Ranjan Pradhan, IIC, Rayagada alongwith a police team reached the spot. Thereafter other senior police officers reached the spot alongwith police sniffer dog squad and scientific team. From the verification CCTV used in the neighbouring area, it was confirmed that more than two persons are involved in this cold blooded murder. After going through all the evidences and circumstances police apprehended/arrested Niranjan, Pawan and three more juveniles on 20th June. All of them confessed to have committed the crime. They were forwarded to concerned court vide Rayagada PS case no186 dated 16-6-2019 u/s 302/34 IPC(Murder).
This has added yet another feather of achievement in the hat of Rayagada police under the leadership of Sravan Vivek.