Bobbili Town Rattled With A Chain Of Murders

The chain of murders in the span of over a decade at Bobbili, a town in Vizianagaram District, rattled the region with one more person killed on Friday.
Metta Sankara Rao (File Photo)

Visakhapatnam: The chain of murders in the span of over a decade at Bobbili, a town in Vizianagaram District, created flutter in the region with one more person killed on Friday.

A group of unidentified persons on Friday killed Metta Sankara Rao, who was charged with the involvement in the case of killing seven people earlier in 2010 in Bobbili.

The police retrieved his body in the Vamsadhara River bed.

According to police, Sankara Rao, who worked as a CRPF constable, was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment for killing his wife in 2005 and was sent to jail. However, he appealed to the High Court for acquittal, and was out on bail in November 2010.

Haunted by constant fear of witnesses’ going against him, he killed five people on November 30, along with his own children, Mahesh, 9, and Manasa, 5.

Rao was charged with homicide and was remanded in Rajahmundry central prison. Eventually, the court sent him to Ramakrishna Mission in Visakhapatnam, in an effort to bring a positive mental transformation. But after a year’s stay at RK Mission, he left for Puttaparthi from where he returned to Bobbili, just a couple of months ago.

Soon, he joined a private industry as a security guard and stayed in a leased house at Mettavalasa along with a colleague.

Rao was caught unawares, and was hit by a sharp weapon on his head, while he was heading for his regular duties on Friday morning. In a cinematic move, a duo descended from a car picked him up in unconscious state to an unknown place in a jiffy.

The labourers working in the fields at Dabbapadu stumbled upon a body in the sands of Vamsadhara at Jalumuru and informed the police. The police identified the body as that of Sankara Rao.

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