Mr. Maruthi Rao, the main accused in the inter-caste killing of Pranay Perumalla in Telangana in 2018, was found dead in Hyderabad. The body of Maruthi Rao was found in room number 306 at the Arya Vaishya Bhavan in Khairatabad. Venu Gopal Reddy, Assistant Commissioner of Police Saifabad, revealed, “The identity of Maruthi Rao has been established. His body will be moved to Osmania Hospital shortly.”
Maruthi Rao was accused of paying Rs 1 Cr to a contract killer in the month of September 2018, to murder 24 years old Pranay Perumalla, who was married to his daughter Amrutha. The police said that Mr. Maruthi Rao was opposed to the inter-caste marriage of his loving daughter, Amrutha, an upper-caste woman from the Vyshya community, with Pranay Perumalla, who was a Dalit man from the Mala community.
The police officer suspects that Mr. Maruthi Rao committed suicide by consuming the poison. He was a well-known businessman in Miryalguda.
The police said that on Sunday morning when Mr. Rao did not respond to the repeated knocks, his driver Rajesh with the help of Arya Vyshya Bhavan staff broke open the room door on the third floor of the building and found his body. Police rushed to the spot and shifted Rao’s body to Osmania General Hospital.