Andhra Pradesh: Decomposed body of engineering student found

"The body was in a highly decomposed condition. Initially, it was difficult to identity it. We suspect someone poured petrol and burnt him alive," police said.

By: PTI | Rajamahendravaram | Published:October 30, 2016 2:26 pm
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The body of an engineering student was found near Rajamahendravaram in a highly decomposed condition and police is treating it as a case of murder. The badly burnt body, identified as that of Y Siva Venkatesh (25), was found on the outskirts of Tarakaramanagar under Bommuru Police station limits last night, Rajamahendravaram Urban District Superintendent of Police B Rajakumari said.

Venkatesh was a student of B Tech at the Rajamahendri Institute of Engineering and Technology (RIET), she said. “The body was in a highly decomposed condition. Initially, it was difficult to identity it. We suspect someone poured petrol and burnt him alive,” Rajakumari said.

The student’s college I-card which was found at the site helped in identification of the body, the officer said. Venkatesh’s father, Y Bhaskar Rao, is a cloth merchant and resident of Dulla village under Kadiyam mandal of East Godavari district, she said. Police have registered a murder case and launched an investigation.