Missing Australian woman found murdered, three held
A 75-year-old Australian woman, who was missing for the past two months, has been found murdered and the police arrested two persons in this connection.
Puttaparthy (AP): A 75-year-old Australian woman, who was missing for the past two months, has been found murdered and the police arrested two persons in this connection.
The body of Lutgate Tony Berly Anne, a disciple of Satya Saibaba, was exhumed on Saturday.
Watchman of the apartment S Bhagavanthudu strangulated Anne to death in her flat on August 29 with help of another person Pothulaiah, Puttaparthy police station sub-inspector, Venugopal said, adding, both were arrested yesterday.
The two accused, after killing Anne, buried her body on city outskirts with help of a car driver Nagaraju, he said.
Nagaraju has also been arrested.
The Australian national had come to Puttaparthy in July.
He said Bhagavanthudu hatched the conspiracy to kill Anne after she asked him to return part of the money she gave him to arrange an accommodation, which she later found to be not as comfortable as promised by him.
Incidentally, it was Bhagavanthudu who had reported to police about her missing on September 24.
Police got information from Anne's relatives in Australia that she had not left India.
The woman's body was exhumed today in the presence of a representative of Australian Embassy, Richard Mosses.
The body would be handed over to power-of-attorney holder of the woman after autopsy, police added.