Andhra Pradesh Home Minister meets deceased Divya Tejaswini's family, assures justice

South India

Tejaswini, an engineering student, was murdered at her own house allegedly by one named Swami alias Nagendra Babu on Thursday.


Andhra Pradesh Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita met the family of deceased Divya Tejaswini on Saturday evening and assured them of justice in the incident.

The Home Minister paid tributes to the deceased and urged the womenfolk to be more alert and make the authorities aware of any threats they are sensing.

On Thursday, 21-year-old engineering student Vankayalapati Divya Tejaswini was killed at her house allegedly by one named Swami alias Nagendra Babu.

As per the report, a case was filed against Swami under section 302 of IPC and under the provisions of SC ST Atrocity act. 

"The murder of Divya Tejaswini is heartrending. Chief Minister Jagan too expressed shock over the incident. Girls should get awareness about the acts, and they should speak to parents openly. Girls should also call 100 whenever they are in any problem”, Sucharita said after meeting the parents of the deceased.

The Home Minister said that everybody should download Disha App and AP Police Seva App on their smartphones. 

"We have designed Disha act such that the culprit will be punished within 21 days. We will make certain amendments to Disha act and will send to the central government for approval. Our government will never spare those guilty of attacks on women and children," she said.

On Thursday morning, the accused Nagendra entered the victim’s house when she was alone and stabbed her to death. As per the postmortem report, there were 17 stab wounds on Tejaswini’s body. 

Nagendra is undergoing treatment at Guntur General Hospital (GGH) as he wounded himself with a knife on his neck, abdomen and wrist. 

However, Nagendra claimed that they secretly got married a year ago. The accused will be questioned soon after he recovers.

On October 3, In the Instagram post shared by Tejaswini, stated that she was being harassed by a ‘psychopath’ and said that she was cheated by false promises. 

Tejaswini added that she came to know the true colours of the person with whom she travelled for more than two years. 

However, she did not name Nagendra but based on the text messages exchanged between them, police came to a conclusion that she was not interested in relationship with Nagendra. 

On the other hand, family members of Nagendra shared the photographs of Tejaswini and Nagendra claiming that they were married a year ago.

They also alleged that Tejaswini’s parents tried to undo the marriage by changing her heart and also abused Nagendra several times when he approached them to bring his wife to his house. 

Meanwhile, Divya's mother said that there was no truth in her daughter marrying the accused and requested the police and public not to spread rumours.

Divya's family members are demanding severe punishment for Nagendra Babu, who brutally killed Divya

With inputs from Agency and media reports

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