Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has promised to take stern action against the youth, who allegedly killed an engineering student, V. Divya Tejaswini, at her residence in the city a few days ago.
The victim’s parents — V. Joseph and Kusuma — along with Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita, met the Chief Minister at his camp office, Tadepalli, on Tuesday.
Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy announced ₹10-lakh ex gratia to the bereaved family and assured the family of support in all aspects. Action would be taken against the accused under ‘Disha’, he said.
Meanwhile, Director-General of Police (DGP) D. Gautam Sawang said the police would file charge sheet in the case within seven days as per the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill – 2019, also called the AP Disha Bill.
“The Machavaram police handed over the case to Disha police, and the case is under investigation,” Mr. Sawang told the media.