The police found software engineer Nagaraju was killed by his wife and her lover Karthik. Jyothi got married to Nagaraju a year ago and they were residing in Karmanghat. Recently, she came in contact with the lover. Jyothi and Karthik had decided to kill Nagaraju so that they can stay together. On December 31st night, Jyothi gave cool drink-laced with sleeping pills to Nagaraju. When her husband became unconscious, she called Karthik. Karthik had killed Nagaraju by smothering with a pillow and dumped the body near Choutuppal with the support of his friends Yasin and Naresh. The murder came to light when Naresh attempted suicide following threats from Karthik and Yasin.