A techie planned and executed the murder of her husband with the help of a gang in Shamirpet police station limits, after she developed an illicit relation with her driver, police said. The gang abducted the man and strangled him to death on the outskirts of the city on April 10. Shamirpet’s police inspector P. Kasi Reddy said the husband, Srinivas Girik-anth,48, was an instructor at the Manhattan Review coaching centre in Himayatnagar. His body was recovered from near BITS PILANI, Shamirpet.
During the investigation, police established that the woman, A.Vasanthi, 39, masterminded the heinous act. Vasanthi and Srinivas got married in 1994 and have two sons aged 16 and 10. A former techie, she bought a car and appointed a driver, Chaitanya Varma, 23. She developed an affair with him. Varma continued as the driver even after she quit her job four years back. Gradually, as the husband grew suspicious of the relationship, he objected to it, but the wife refused to part company with the driver.
“She hatched a plan to eliminate her husband and her paramour also knew about it. Vasanthi hired a three-member gang of Atish, Krishna, and Ranjith Kumar and offered them Rs 20 lakh, saying she would give the full amount when she gets money from a “chit” involving Rs 40 lakh. The gang was paid an advance of Rs 15,000,” police said.
On 10th April, Vasanthi told her husband, who went for an outing with his colleagues, that her relatives were coming on a vehicle and they would pick him on his way back home. The man was thus abducted by the gang, which took him to Shami-rpet area and strangled him to death, police said.
Police identified the body from the identity card found on his body and later got clues from the Manhattan Review staff. Police arrested the gang and the woman along with her paramour.