Vijayawada: Police on Saturday arrested a man for murdering his roommate over a drunken fight under Medikonduru police station limits in Guntur. Addressing a press conference, Guntur Urban SP RM Ammi Reddy said the incident took place on December 13. Police had initially found an unidentified body washed away in a canal in Medikonduru area.
The deceased was identified as Sukunta Naik (34) and following autopsy, it was found that he had been murdered. Reddy said they traced Sukunta’s whereabouts to a rented house in Perecherla, outside which his roommate Krishna Chandra Naik (27) from a village in Odisha was last seen fighting in an inebriated state.
Upon tracking him down, Chandra Naik confessed that after a few drinks on December 12, Sukunta Naik tried to enter the neighbouring house. Chandra tried to stop him and soon heated arguments ensued, prompting the landlord to order them to vacate the premises immediately. Infuriated, Sukunta threatened to kill Chandra and his family.
In a fit of rage, Chandra Naik wraped a stone with a towel and used it to bash in Sukunta’s head. After noticing Sukunta was still alive, he used a charging cable to strangulate him before dumping his body in the canal.