Ongole: A paramour smashed a woman’s 7-year-old son to death after the woman refused to abandon her child to continue the illicit affair in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongole district.
Burri Jana Reddy and Pasam Brahma Reddy were arrested by the cops for the alleged crime in Yerragondapalem. Both are natives of Rangundla village in Nalgonda district’s Tirumalagiri mandal in neighbouring Telangana.
Lakshmi’s son Tupakula Sai Kalyan was killed by Jana Reddy on March 23 near Yerragondapalem village in Prakasam district. His grandmother Meka Krishnaveni lodged a complaint regarding the crime on March 24.
Lakshmi, who hails from Madinapadu village in Guntur district’s Dachepally mandal, was married to Tupakula Srinu a decade ago. Kalyan was their only son. The couple got separated two years after the birth of the child due to some differences.
Lakshmi later shifted to Dachepally with her son and mother, and started staying at a rented place at Muthylampadu Road. She used to do an ICRP contract job in the nature farming department.
Nearly four years ago, she used to travel from home to Kesanapalli village everyday and got in touch with Jana Reddy as part of her job.
“Following this, an illicit affair developed between Lakshmi and Jana Reddy and they both lived in together for about three years in a rented home at Miriyalaguda town,” a police official was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
Lakshmi then began staying with her paramour for some days at Miryalaguda and with her son at Dachepally for a few days, which the latter didn’t approve.
“Jana Reddy started pressurizing and threatening Lakshmi to abandon her son and return to him to live together but she did not heed to him,” the cop said.