Tirupati: A jobless husband brutally murdered his techie wife and passed it off as COVID-related death in Tirupati. Chilling details have emerged in the killing of 27-year-old techie Bhuvaneswari at Tirupati. The investigation has revealed that she was hacked to death by her husband Srikanth Reddy in front of her daughter.

It may be recalled that the police on Monday have identified the charred body as that of a 27-year-old software engineer Bhuvaneswari from Hyderabad. Police had found the unidentified woman's body inside a suitcase near the hospital around five days back. The body was charred beyond recognition and it was difficult to make out if it was a male or female. The forensics team concluded that the body belonged to a woman

As a part of the investigation into the sensational crime, police examined the CCTV footage around the hospital and nabbed a taxi driver who allegedly helped the main accused in dumping the body. During the investigation, police identified the victim as Bhuvaneswari.

She was married to Srikanth Reddy in 2019. The couple was blessed with a girl child 18 months ago. Bhuvaneswari was a software engineer and worked with a tech major in Hyderabad. Police said Srikanth lost his job due to the pandemic and the couple relocated to Tirupati a few months ago. He used to pick up fights with his wife for silly reasons due to the depression.

Cops said Srikanth may have killed his wife in a fit of rage, packed her body in a suitcase, and dumped it at the isolated spot near the SVRR hospital on June 23. The same night, he again returned to the spot, poured petrol on the suitcase, and set it on fire.

The CCTV footage has shown that Srikanth Reddy walking out of his apartment holding his 18-month-old-daughter. Srikanth Reddy lied to his wife's relatives that Bhuvaneswari died due to COVID-19 in the government hospital and her body was cremated by the hospital staff only.

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