High Court Censures Police In Naresh’s Murder Case

The police officials who acted indifferently and took the side of the alleged killer Srinivasa Reddy who reportedly killed his own daughter Swathi and her lover Naresh have been taken to task by Mahesh Bhagavat, Rachakonda Police Commissioner.

Hyderabad:  The High Court expressed anger at the way police treated the sensational case of honour Killing of Swathi, Naresh. After completing the hearing in the case, the court severely censured the police. It questioned why police are not acting transparently.  Reacting to the report by police that Naresh’s body was burnt and it was Swathi’s father who killed him it made serious remarks. It asked police why honour killings are increasing in the Telugu states. Pointing out that majority population is questioning the functioning style of police; the court directed the police to work to enhance the prestige of the department.

Meanwhile, The Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat suspended sub- Inspector Shivanaga Prasad for dereliction of duty and coercion in the Naresh murder case.  The Commissioner told media, “SI Prasad called up Swati several times and asked her to return home in a threatening manner after her father T Srinivas Reddy lodged a missing complaint.”

The Bhongir Town Police Station Inspector M Shankar and Sub-Inspector Krishna Murthy were issued charge memo for failing to act promptly to look for Naresh. Another inspector of Ramanapet police station, who had struck a compromise between the families of Swati and Naresh and facilitated their return was also sent a charge memo.

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