A serial killer who murdered 17 women has been awarded life imprisonment by a court in the Jogulamba-Gadwal district of Telangana. The person Yerukali Srinu (47) was sentenced with regards to the murder of one Chitti Alivelamma (53).
Some years back in 2009, Srinu was sentenced when he murdered his own brother. At the time, he was acquitted in 2013 for good conduct in jail. However, out of jail, Srinu once again started drinking and continued with the crimes. After he was released from jail in 2018, he was given a job at a petrol bunk run by the prison department.
However, Srinu did not undergo any change, and neither did he have any remorse. Srinu’s wife Salamma was also arrested for stocking the stolen property. Srinu would make friends with women at toddy shops and then take them to open spaces in the name of a picnic.
He would then kill them and take the silver and gold ornaments on them. Though the body of Chitti Alivelamma was found in December 2019 in a village near Mahabubnagar, he has been sentenced now.
Srinu is said to have targeted women in various places in the Rangareddy district and Mahabubnagar district. Ironically, he has been acquitted in 11 crimes and was acquitted recently in two cases.