Visakhapatnam: Three persons murdered a quack and later burnt his body to hide the evidence. The incident took place at Seribayalu village under G Madugula Mandal in Vizag Agency on Sunday.
The victim was identified as Ch. Jagga Rao, 50, a native of Kuneti village. Rao had claimed that he had remedies for several ailments.
Maripalli Musili, a native of Seribayalu village, has been complaining of stomach pain and few other ailments. He approached Jagga Rao for some medicines to get relief from the ailments.
A few days ago Musili died, after being treated by Jagga Rao. Musili’s family believed that he died as a result of being wrongly treated by Jagga Rao. Musili’s family developed a grudge against Jagga Rao.
On Sunday morning, Musili’s family members asked Jagga Rao and his son Ch Ravi to come to their village for a dialogue.
After Jagga Rao and Ravi reached the outskirts of Seribayalu village, Musili’s family members M. Demudu, M. Bhaskar and M. Subba Rao attacked Jagga Rao and Ravi with sticks.
Jagga Rao’s son Ravi fled the spot with some injuries. However, they killed Jagga Rao in the attack.
Suspecting that they may land in trouble, the trio burnt the Jagga Rao’s body near a local tank at Seribayalu to hide the evidence.
On Sunday evening, Ravi along with few others from his village reached Seribayalu and requested the trio to hand over his father’s body. However, the trio threatened Ravi and others with dire consequences and tried to attack them.
Ravi approached the G Madugula police and complained against Demudu, Bhaskar and Subba Rao.
The police led by Inspector G. Srinivas visited Seribayalu and after investigating the case, established that Jagga Rao was murdered and his body burnt.
Srinivas said, “We have arrested the trio under Section 302 of IPC and investigation is on.”
During investigations, the police learnt that Jagga Rao did not have any degree or qualification to provide treatment.