In a chilling incident of love going sour, an engineering student who suspected his girlfriend's fidelity drove her to death and also killed himself by crashing his speeding motorbike into an RTC bus at Nallapadu on the outskirts of Guntur. The incident took place in the late hours of Wednesday. Madala Saidu Babu, 22, and Siva Krishnaja Reddy, 21, died on the spot. In a suicide note recovered from Saidu's shirt pocket on Thursday, police said the accused had decided to kill his classmate and lover Krishnaja whose fidelity he doubted. Initially, police thought that it was an accident and informed the parents with the help of a mobile phone recovered from the spot and even took the bus driver into custody for rash driving.
But they were in a shock after chancing upon two separate letters from Saidu's shirt. In the suicide note, Saidu wrote that he had wantonly rammed the bike into the oncoming bus to end his life as well as Krishnaja's for deceiving him. Seeking apologies from his parents and also from the bus driver, Saidu said he had decided to kill Krishnaja after she developed a friendship with another youth. Saidu, a native of Vemparala village in Addanki mandal of Prakasam district, finished his engineering from a private college near Guntur where Krishnaja was his junior.
They fell in love and wanted to marry. After completion of graduation, Saidu got a job in a software firm in Chennai. Saidu grew suspicious after he left for Chennai over Krishnaja's proximity with another college-mate Maheswar Reddy. Saidu used to pick up quarrels with the girl on her friendship with Maheswar. When Krishnaja started ignoring him, Saidu could not take her behaviour and hatched a plan for a suicide pact. After going home during vacation, he spoke pleasantly to Krishnaja and took her for a bike ride on Wednesday night with the pretext of visiting a friend's house.
Unaware of his plans, Krishnaja went with him. They went up to Perecherla and were returning home in the late hours when Saidu rammed his bike into the RTC bus coming from the opposite direction. Both were crushed to death. Saidu wrote two letters, one to his family members and another to the bus driver. He also sought apologies from the father of the girl saying that his daughter deserved such punishment. Saidu said in the letter that Krishnaja had arranged goons to attack him and turned down his marriage proposal leaving him in disgust.