YSRCP lawmaker accused of driver’s murder surrenders before Andhra police

Published on May 24, 2022 03:45 AM IST

“Ananta Babu voluntarily surrendered before the police in the afternoon. After questioning him in the case, he was produced before the local court after medical examination at the Kakinada government hospital and was remanded to 14-day judicial custody,” additional superintendent of police P Srinivas told reporters.

YSR Congress party lawmaker Ananta Udaya Bhakar alias Ananta Babu, the prime accused in the murder of a 24-year-old car driver V Subrahmanyam at Kakinada of Andhra Pradesh last Friday, surrendered to the police on Monday. (Representative use)
YSR Congress party lawmaker Ananta Udaya Bhakar alias Ananta Babu, the prime accused in the murder of a 24-year-old car driver V Subrahmanyam at Kakinada of Andhra Pradesh last Friday, surrendered to the police on Monday. (Representative use)
By, Hyderabad

YSR Congress party lawmaker Ananta Udaya Bhakar alias Ananta Babu, the prime accused in the murder of a 24-year-old car driver V Subrahmanyam at Kakinada of Andhra Pradesh last Friday, surrendered to the police on Monday.

“Ananta Babu voluntarily surrendered before the police in the afternoon. After questioning him in the case, he was produced before the local court after medical examination at the Kakinada government hospital and was remanded to 14-day judicial custody,” additional superintendent of police P Srinivas told reporters.

Unconfirmed reports said the YSRC member of the legislative council (MLC) confessed the crime stating that he had beaten Subrahmanyam for allegedly blackmailing him on personal matters but had never intended to kill him.

The police at Sarpavaram police station in Kakinada had registered a case under Section 302 (murder) apart from under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against Ananta Babu.

The body of Subrahmanyam was handed over to his family after the post mortem at Kakinada government hospital, and was cremated later in the day at G Mamidada village of East Godavari district.

Subrahmanyam, who had worked as the car driver for YSRC legislative council member Ananta Babu till recently, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in the back seat of the car in the early hours of Friday.

The MLC, who came to Subrahmanyam’s residence last Thursday night and took him out, stating that he had some work, handed the body to the victim’s family, saying that the latter had died in a road accident. When the family members protested as there were injuries on his body, the MLC fled the scene leaving the car behind.

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    Srinivasa Rao is Senior Assistant Editor based out of Hyderabad covering developments in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana . He has over three decades of reporting experience.

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