Visakhapatnam: G Madugula police, on Monday, registered cases against three persons of a family in connection with the alleged murder of Chikkudi Jagga Rao. Rao, who claimed to be a doctor but had dubious credentials, was murdered on October 18.
The 55-year-old Jagga Rao was a native of Kuneti village in the Visakhapatnam Agency. He was allegedly a quack doctor. According to locals, Jagga Rao would treat people with herbal medication .
One such local, 50-year-old Marri Musiri, a resident of Cherubayalu village was running a fever and went to Jagga Rao’s residence to seek treatment recently. However, Musiri died after allegedly taking medicines given by Jagga Rao on October 18.
Believing that their father had died of Jagga Rao’s medication, Musiri’s son, Marri Demudu developed a grudge against Jagga Rao. Following his father’s death, Demudu went to Jagga Rao’s home and invited Rao to attend his father’s funeral. Jagga Rao and his son, Ch Ravi, went to Cherubayalu village to attend the funeral.
After the funeral, Demudu along with his two sons accused Jagga Rao of being responsible for Musiri’s death and allegedly attacked Jagga Rao with a brick that hit him on his head leading to his death, according to reports. Meanwhile, Rao’s son Ravi fled the scene.
On October 19, Ravi returned with his family members to the Cherubayalu village asking for his father’s body. Demudu and his sons allegedly claimed that they had burnt the body.
T Srinivasa Rao, inspector of G Madugula police station said that the police have registered cases against Demudu and his two sons Bhaskar Rao and Subba Rao under sections 302 and 210 R/W of the IPC.