Two held for murder of aspiring actress
Police on Sunday claimed to solve the mystery behind the "disappearance" of an aspiring actress with the arrest of two accused who have allegedly murdered the latter.india Updated: Mar 30, 2009 00:11 IST
Police on Sunday claimed to solve the mystery behind the "disappearance" of an aspiring actress with the arrest of two accused who have allegedly murdered the latter.
Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Ravi Kumar Chowdhary, a production manager in TV and films and his live-in partner, K Vasavi on charges of killing junior artist V Ananthalaxmi.
Ravi Kumar and Vasavi, who were almost broke, conspired to kidnap and eliminate Ananthalaxmi to better their lot, Commissioner's Task Force DCP V B Kamalasan Reddy told reporters.
As per their plan, the duo invited her to their residence on February 28 on pretext of a role and offered her liquor, he said.
When Ananthalaxmi was completely sloshed, Ravi Kumar and Vasavi strangulated her with a saree and took off her gold ornaments, Reddy said.
The duo later put the body in a gunny bag and threw it in a drain near Moosapet here. On the following day they went to Nellore and disposed of the stolen gold articles, he said.
On March 7, Ananthalaxmi's family members lodged a missing complaint at Ramachandrapuram Police Station.
First Published: Mar 30, 2009 00:05 IST