Two younger girls had been killed allegedly by their mother and father inside their three-storey house in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district on Sunday in a weird and stunning crime that the police suspect was linked to occult. When the police arrived on the home, alerted by buddies of the family, the mother and father claimed they may deliver each again to life if given a day.
Alekhya (27) and Sai Divya (23) had been present in purple saris, mendacity in blood with their heads bashed in. They’d been killed allegedly with a dumbbell.
The family appeared to have participated in a ritual earlier than the murders on Sunday night. The mother and father, extremely educated but extraordinarily superstitious, allegedly believed their ladies had been possessed by some evil spirit. Neighbours stated the women had been made to circle the home as a part of the frilly rituals.
“The scene of crime suggests some rituals had been carried out; the ladies had been clad in a purple saree and the mother and father gave the impression to be extremely delusional,” police officer Ravi Manohara Chary advised NDTV.
“There have been solely 4 folks in the home, the husband, spouse and their two daughters. There are CCTV cameras right here, so we’ll analyse it. From what they’re saying, they went away spiritually into one other zone, they advised us, give at some point’s time, we’ll deliver them again to life.”
Valleru Purushottam Naidu and Padmaja, each of their 50s, have been arrested.
“Naidu is a professor of chemistry and vice-principal on the Authorities Women’ Diploma Faculty in Madanapalle, whereas Padmaja identifies herself as a gold medalist, postgraduate in arithmetic, who was working at an IIT teaching institute,” Mr Chary stated.
Alekhya used to work at Bhopal’s Indian Institute of Forest Administration and had just lately resigned to arrange for civil companies examination. Her sister Sai Divya was a graduate and was pursuing music at a Chennai-based AR Rahman institute.
The sisters had returned house through the lockdown and nobody had been allowed inside the home for months, the police stated quoting neighbours. The home is price crores; family pictures betray nothing of the horror of Sunday. Within the 4 days earlier than the homicide, maids had been additionally not allowed.
When the police reached the spot late final evening, the mother and father reportedly claimed that they may revive their daughters in the event that they got time until tonight.
“He (the daddy) had known as up his good friend and advised him about what had occurred after which the police was knowledgeable and we went in. The mother and father insisted that magic had occurred of their house and their daughters would come again to life,” Mr Reddy stated.
The police stated they had been CCTV digicam within the neighborhood to trace the motion of individuals out and in of the home.
Chittoor police chief Senthil Kumar stated any similarities with the mass family suicide in Delhi’s Burari in 2018 had been restricted to the truth that each had been linked to a ritual.
Mr Kumar, nonetheless, stated the mother and father had been additionally planning suicide and should have been prevented from doing so by the arrival of the police. It’s suspected that they believed they might all be resurrected and would have a greater life.