Devi (40), a widow and mother of two grownup children, was murdered allegedly by the man with whom she was having an illicit relation.
According to Sub-Inspector of Kotauratla J. Ramesh, the victim was strangled to death on Saturday night at her home in BC Colony in Kotauratla town. The police reportedly took her paramour into custody and were investigating the case.
In another case, C. Naidu (35), a native of Chowduvada village of Kotauratla mandal, was murdered allegedly by his paramour, in connivance with another man, late on Saturday night.
Mr Ramesh said Naidu was having an illicit connection with a married woman of the same village and it was learnt that the woman was having another paramour. When Naidu came to know about it, he reportedly had a heated argument with them a couple of days ago. It appeared that the woman and her lover hatched a plan to eliminate Naidu, said Mr. Ramesh.
Basing on an examination of the body and the crime scene, it seemed that Naidu was first hit on the head with a blunt object and then strangled to death, said the inspector. Both were taken into custody.