Indian student in UK sentenced life imprisonment for killing fellow
Wolverhampton, Dec. 18, 2008
Sant Parkash Singh
Nagaraja Kumar Nalluri, 25, Indian (Andhra) student
was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing fellow Andhra student
Jyothirmai Vempala on May 6, 2008. She shared apartment with Nagaraja
and other Andhra students.
Nagaraja said that a masked intruder had attacked
them. The investigator became suspicious as he had written “I
love you” with his blood on the window pane. Later he said
that he begged the masked intruder to spare Jyothirmai and had been
forced to declare his love for her by writing with his blood. The
neighbours said they had heard them fighting for some time. Vempala's
friend found her in a pool of blood.
West Midlands Police arrested Nagaraja who had also
sustained injuries in the incident. He also used a knife to cut
his wrists and neck and wrote ‘I love Jyothi’ in his
blood on the wall before escaping from the scene.
Actually he became angry when she rebuffed him and
he hit on her head repeatedly with a dumbbell. After hitting, he
tried to sex with her and also took her pictures. According to the
police, she died as a result of head injuries.
Judge Melbourne Inman said, “On the evidence
before the jury you struck her at least 12 times to the head. Undoubtedly
many more blows were struck against her.” He must serve a
minimum of 25 years before being considered for parole.
Miss Jyothirmai Vempala, 23, got admission in MS degree,
Health Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton in Sep., 2007.
She received Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy in Vijayawada,
India. Nagaraja also got admission in same University after few
months. They were friends and had studied together in India.
Vempala's father, Naga Saibaba who came from India
- We have lost our daughter but we are satisfied that the guilty
has been brought to book
- He deserved this punishment
- He thanked the Birmingham police and the courts for punishing
- Our faith in God and judiciary has been vindicated
- We are happy over the speedy disposal of the case. The guilty
has been sentenced in a few months