College student kills classmate in Andhra Pradesh’s Narasaraopet

Amaravati: A degree second-year girl of a private college in Narasaraopet was murdered by her classmate on Wednesday. The girl was strangled to death and her body was thrown into a canal by the accused. The murder triggered protests in the town.

According to the police, Kota Anusha (19) of Gollapadu village in Muppala mandal was studying BSc second year in Krishnaveni Degree and PG College in Narasaraopet. Anusha was last seen leaving the college on the bike of her classmate Vishnuvardhan Reddy (19) of Pamidipadu village in Bollapalli Mandal in the morning.

The accused, Vishnuvardhan Reddy, who is senior to her in the college, surrendered to the police after committing the murder, the Narsaraopet (rural) police said.

Vishnuvardhan Reddy claimed that he had acquaintance with Anusha, but he grew suspicious that she started maintaining distance from him for the past two months. “He took Anusha to Palapadu on the pretext of having a talk and murdered her,” Circle Inspector M Veera Reddy said.

The students shifted Anusha’s body to Palnadu bus stand where they staged a protest till night. A protest was also staged at the hospital.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the police to speed up investigation in the case and ensure that stringent action will be taken against the accused under the Disha Act. The CM also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for K Anusha and assured her family that stern action will be taken against the accused.

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