Hyderabad: Police have arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly smothering her sick daughter to death at Karimnagar.
Police said Mutta Radhika was smothered by her father Mutta Komuraiah. He later slashed her throat and stabbed her multiple times to ensure that she did not survive, police said.
Police used the latest German technology and other technical evidences to nail the killer. Police said Komuraiah tried to give a new spin to the case by accusing the law enforcing agencies of targeting the family instead of nabbing the real killers.
Karimnagar police commissioner VB Kamalasan Reddy said technology has helped them to solve the case. Police said Radhika was suffering from polio and other health issues. But after surgery, which cost the family around Rs 6 lakh, she had fully recovered and started intermediate at Karimnagar city.
However, a few days ago she again fell ill. Komuraiah thought that her treatment would cost him a bomb and decided to get rid of his daughter.
Accordingly, he forced his tenants to vacate the house on February 6. On February 10, the day of the murder, he sent his wife for work and stayed at home.
After noticing that Radhika was sleeping, he went to a nearby shop to check the surroundings. He chatted with a watchman of a neighbouring apartment and returned home.
Police said he later smothered her daughter with a pillow. To ensure that she is dead, he slashed her throat with a kitchen knife and stabbed her multiple times. Later he concealed his wife’s jewellery in a rice bag.
Later he cleaned the room and washed his knife. After eating his lunch. he went to work as usual. Police said when he reached the main gate, he called his daughter by name in a bid to create an impression that he was asking her to close the door. He later switched off his mobile phone and worked till late evening.
In the evening, when his wife and son returned home, they found Radhika’s body in a pool of blood. Since his phone was switched off, the family informed him through his friend. He came home running and wailing. He also told the police that some valuables and cash arranged for Radhika’s treatment were stolen.
Assisted by the latest German technology, eight police teams worked on this case for more than 21 days. CCTV footage backed by cyber forensics, DNA reports, and video enhancement techniques, the police were able to solve the case.
Police later arrested Komuraiah and recovered a knife and other material used in the crime.