The Nandigama police recorded the statement of Padmashri, wife of Jayaram, in the presence of her lawyer Rakesh Reddy. They asked her whether Jayaram had enmity with any person. Padmashri told police that she was not aware of Jayaram’s rivalry with other persons. Rakesh Reddy informed the media that she has answered all questions asked by police. He stated Padmashri is in shock over the death of her husband and was not aware of the Indian legal system. He further said that she has sought police protection to her and Jayaram’s children.