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AP: Five students arrested in abduction, murder case

First published: April 30, 2013, 12:27 AM IST | Updated: April 30, 2013
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AP: Five students arrested in abduction, murder case
Prasad's body was found near Chandrapallivanka lake under Jaladurgam police station of Kurnool district and during the course of investigation.

Hyderabad: Five engineering students were among nine arrested on Monday in connection with murder of a medical shop owner, police said. Prime accused B Sunil Kumar and his associates allegedly kidnapped one Vasuram Prasad, a resident of Tadipatri town in Anantapur district, who was subsequently killed and later his body was set on fire, police said.

On February 19, 2013, Prasad's body was found near Chandrapallivanka lake under Jaladurgam police station of Kurnool district and during the course of investigation, the role of Sunil Kumar and his associates came to light in the alleged abduction and murder of Prasad, they said adding the accused demanded ransom after kidnapping Prasad.

Sunil Kumar, an engineering student and four other students had discontinued their studies and allegedly indulged in three other abduction for ransom cases in Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapur districts, police officials said.

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