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Professor kills sons, commits suicide

Before committing suicide, Guruprasad wrote a text message on his mobile phone that he killed the boys.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad |
October 7, 2014 12:59:20 am

An assistant professor working in a private business school killed his two young sons before throwing himself in front of a train near Secunderabad railway station Saturday night. Police found the partially burnt bodies of Vithal (9) and Nandu (5) Monday evening in a pit on a vacant plot owned by Dr Aluru Raghavendra Guruprasad. The 44-year-old was an assistant professor at Icfai Business School in Medchal on the outskirts of the city.

Police suspect that Guruprasad killed his sons Saturday afternoon and tried to burn the bodies unsuccessfully and later buried them in the plot in Kalpataru Residency, located in a deserted area in Medchal. Before committing suicide, Guruprasad wrote a text message on his mobile phone that he killed the boys and buried them in the plot, but did not send the SMS to anyone. Police found the draft message when they checked his phone on Monday morning, and eventually located the plot.

Concerns grew about the well-being of the two missing sons after Guruprasad threw himself before a train Saturday night near Secunderabad Railway Station. He had taken them from his ex-wife’s house before killing himself. Since then, there had been no sign of the boys. Hyderabad Police had launched an inter-state manhunt to locate them, and had sent one team to Guruprasad’s home town Kadapa, but in vain.

Guruprasad, who has authored and co-authored more than 30 scientific publications, and his wife Suhasini got divorced last year.

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As per a court order, he was allowed to meet his two sons twice a month for a few hours. He was apparently distraught and angry over not getting enough time with them.

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