Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, June 7
In a shocking incident that has come to light, the Telangana Police have arrested a man and his wife on charges of starving his parents to death.
The incident took place in Suryapet, where the old parents, identified as Nallu Ramachandra Reddy (90) and his wife Anasuyamma (80) were made to live under a makeshift tarpaulin tent erected on the premises of their house.
Both elderly husband and wife died on the same day on May 27, and their son performed their final rites.
The police suspected the hand of their son Nallu Nageshwar Reddy and his wife Lakshmi.
The police have taken them into custody for interrogation and meanwhile also exhumed the bodies for post-mortem findings.
Since there were rumours that Nageshwar Reddy was not taking care of his parents in old age and that they were not given food or drinking water, the police got suspicious.
Sub-Inspector Praveen who visited the spot told media that the old couple was forced to live under a tarpaulin tent on the house premises.
A case under Section 304-II of the IPC has been registered.