The son of an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Telangana cadre was questioned on Monday by Hyderabad Police for his alleged involvement in the murder of the driver employed by his father, officials said.
According to Jubilee Hills police, they received a call from some residents of Sai Kalyan Residency apartments in Yousufguda on Sunday that they had noticed a person dragging a heavy bag down the staircase of a penthouse.
They told the police that when they confronted him, he left the bag and ran away. The residents also told the police that a foul smell was emanating from the bag.
The police rushed to the apartment building and found the body of a 40-year-old man in the bag. He was later identified as Bhukya Nagaraju from Jawaharnagar area, a driver working with senior IAS officer in the Telangana secretariat G Venkateshwar Rao.
The police looked at the video footage recorded by the closed circuit television cameras and found that Nagaraju went to the terrace on Friday night along with another person. However, another video clipping showed that only one of them came down after a few hours.
“On close observation, it was revealed that the other person was Venkata Sukruth, the son of the IAS officer,” a police source said.
Based on the footage, the police booked a case of suspicious death and took Sukruth into custody for interrogation.
Deputy commissioner of police (west zone) A Venkateshwara Rao told Hindustan Times that it was too early to come to any conclusion.
“We are questioning both Sukruth and his father and we cannot reveal any further information at this stage. Once the investigation is completed, everything will come out,” Rao said.