Constable shoots dead senior, allegedly over illicit relations

Last Updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 22:02

Hyderabad: A police constable allegedly shot
dead his senior with his service rifle after an altercation at
Nalgonda town of Andhra Pradesh this evening, police said.

The incident occurred in the Andhra Pradesh Special
Police`s (APSP) 12th battalion premises at Anaparthi near
Nalgonda town at around 7 pm, when the constable Veeresham
fired at least three rounds on Head Constable Ch V Narayana
killing him on the spot, Nalgonda district Superintendent of
Police Rajesh Kumar told PTI.

"As per preliminary information, the accused (Veeresham)
seems to have had a quarrel with the Head Constable. Veeresham
was also a bit depressed for some time as he was facing
harassment case lodged by his wife," the SP said, adding that
Veeresham fled the scene after the incident.

According to sources, Veeresham bore a personal grudge
against Narayana as the latter allegedly had an "illicit"
relations with his wife for the past three years.

"Veeresham and Narayana also fought over the matter
previously. In the meanwhile, Veeresham`s wife also left his
house after lodging a harassment case against him.

Subsequently, Veeresham was suspended and he was recently
re-instated in the service. However, he was posted under
Narayana at the battalion premises," another police officer
said.

The accused after a quarrel with Narayana today
allegedly fired at him after the power went-off in the
battalion premises, the police officer explained, adding,
"After sustaining two-bullet shots, Narayana tried to escape
but collapsed on the ground after being hit with another
bullet."

-PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 22:02

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