Police arrested four persons accused of murdering an Andhra Pradesh techie recently, who was striving to amicably resolve an extra-marital affair dispute involving his younger brother. Batte Rupinjaya, Peta Gopinath Reddy, Appana Ramesh and Appana Kumar were arrested while Chanikya Pratap is still on the run, a police official said on Saturday.
Police swooped on the accused hiding near a Shiva temple by a hillock in Chandragiri mandal of Chittoor district. "This murder was a premeditated one. Nagaraju was murdered and put in the front seat of the car, doused with petrol and set ablaze, " the official said.
It was alleged that Nagaraju's brother Purushottam was in an alleged extra-marital affair with Ripunjaya's wife. Nagaraju hails from Brahmanapalli village, Veduru Kuppam mandal in Chittoor district. The crime occurred in Tirupati district.