Women's Session judge Nirmala Gitamba on Monday (December 26) pronounced and sentenced Bhukya Ravi Kiran to life imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 3,000 holding him to guilty of murdering an Amway IBO Nimishakani Sailaja, wife of Rammohan, professor, Siddhartha Engineering College in Vijayawada,on November 10, 2006.
According to the prosecution, Ravi Kiran is an unemployed youth who did various odd jobs for eking out an living. His brother is an auto rickshaw driver. Naga Durga, servant maid of the housewife Sailaja, told the auto driver that Sailaja was an independent business owner (IBO) of Amway India Enterprises and earning wads of money. Naga Durga also told him that Sailaja said several times that she was earning more than Rs 65,000 every month after joining Amway.
The auto driver informed his brother Ravi Kiran about the business opportunity of Amway. Ravi Kiran believed that Sailaja was earning a lot of money every month. One day he met Sailaja who enthusiastically explained the business opportunity of Amway India Enterprises and it is easy and quick way to earn good money. She pestered him to join Amway India to earn easy and quick money by just enrolling more members into the scheme.
Ravi Kiran has other plans to earn easy and quick money. He hatched a plan to do away with Sailaja and steal the money she had earned as Amway IBO.
Ravi Kiran checked into a small hotel with the pseudonym B Kishore of Gudivada town on November 6, 2006 and purchased a knife to put his plan into action.
On November 10, he went to the apartment where Sailaja was living and told her that he was interested to join Amway India but he needed more details. Unsuspecting and overenthusiastic Sailaja let him into the apartment house.
While she was explaining the business opportunity, Ravi Kiran stabbed her with the knife and strangled her with her own saree. Sailaja died on the spot. Ravi Kiran removed gold ornaments from her person and broke open the almyrah to find wads of money stashed there. But to his dismay he found only Rs. 1700.
Her husband, Rammohan, who returned from the college for lunch, found his wife in a pool of blood. He lodged a complaint with the police.
During the course of investigation, the police found Ravi Kiran indulged in the crime.
Fifteen witnesses corroborated the prosecution case and it was found Ravi Kiran was guilty.
A simple lie that she was earning wads of money as member of Amway India resulted in the death of the housewife.