Nellore police have arrested the ‘psychopath’, who murdered three persons on a Bhadrachalam-Chennai RTC bus near the Tada checkpost in Nellore district in the early hours of July 26.
After producing the accused before mediapersons at Gudur on Sunday, Nellore superintendent of police BV Ramana Kumar said The accused, D Srinivas Rao alias Srinu (33), hails from P.Gannavaram village in East Godavari district and was working at Aditya Pharmacy in Vijayawada at the time of his arrest and recovered the knife he had used to kill the three bus passengers.
The SP said that Srinivas Rao, who turned a psycopath with vengeance against a sub-inspector K Srinivasulu Reddy, Srinivas Rao got married in 2009 but deserted his wife in a few months on having differences with her. In 2010, while working in Hyderabad, he was attracted to a girl from Manubolu in Nellore district, who was doing a computer course in Hyderabad. But the girl rejected his overtures and went back to her native place.
He followed her to Manubolu where the girl’s parents approached K Srinivasulu Reddy, who was SI there, with a complaint against Rao. Srinu was arrested and lodged in the Nellore prison for about 20 days. After his release, he developed a grudge against the sub-inspector.
After the bus incident , Police, who had been looking for clues to crack the case, chanced upon an SMS received on Tada SI Srinivasulu Reddy’s mobile phone at 10:46 pm on June 16 from a mobile phone numbered 9640946911.
The message was: ‘Time Kosam Nenu Wait Chestanu. Sanchalanam Case Ante Emito Nenu Chupistanu. Inka Chala Time Undi. Appude Ayipoledu. Revenge Tisukunta. Etti Paristhitilonu Vadilipettanu. Wait and see’. And Finally, the police zeroed in on the accused at Sunnapubattilu in Vijayawada and arrested him.