Girl raped and killed by boyfriend, 3 friends
REPALLE: Police cracked the mysterious death of a 16-year old girl here by arresting the victim’s boyfriend for allegedly raping her and later killing her. Three of his friends have also been taken into custody
Police, who initially booked the case under section 306 (suicide), on Tuesday changed it a case of murder under section 302 of IPC after receiving the post-mortem report.
Police said the victim and boyfriend Chippalla Nagaraju had been involved in a troubled relationship. The girl wanted to marry Nagaraju but he was not comfortable with the idea. “Nagaraju and his friends hatched a plan to kill the girl. On the fateful day (June 18), the victim came to Nagaraju’s room. He raped her and with the help of his friends, the victim was throttled to death. They stage-managed it as a suicide,” a police official said.
While Nagaraju was arrested and produced in a court, his accomplices — Chippalla Koteswara Rao, Ch a Venkateswara Rao and Kokkiligadda Nagaraju – were taken into custody.
Bapatla DSP Mahesh said the accused were arrested based on preliminary reports. “Investigation is still under way. We are awaiting reports from forensic labs.”
Meanwhile, the victim’s parents and activists staged a protest demanding that the three accused along with Nagaraju be booked under the Nirbhaya Act.