Telangana IAS officer, son arrested for driver’s murder

Hyderabad, March 21 The Hyderabad police on Tuesday arrested an IAS officer and his son for allegedly murdering their car driver.

Police said Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer D. Venkateswara Rao allegedly tried to cover up the incident by helping his son Venkat Sukru (21) to shift the body of Bhukya Nagaraju (31).

Police said Venkat Sukru murdered Nagaraju on March 17 on the terrace of Sai Kalyan Residency Apartments at Yousufguda.

Deputy Commissioner of Police A. Venkateswara Rao told reporters that the Sukru, a second year LLB student, and Nagaraju were in a homosexual relationship. The duo, who were in an inebriated condition, had a fight and Sukru hacked the driver to death.

Sukru’s father, who is Deputy Director in Telangana’s Agriculture Department, tried to help his son in shifting the body the next day. However, the youth failed in his attempt to bring down the body from terrace and had to flee when questioned by one of the residents.

The body was found on March 19 in decomposed state after the residents of the apartments grew suspicious about foul smell and alerted the police.

The DCP said they arrested the bureaucrat and his son after grilling them since Monday. He said investigations will to find out if any other person is also involved.

Following the complaint by the driver’s wife, the police on Monday detained Venkat for questioning. Later, his father was also called for questioning for his role in covering up the incident.

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