Parkal MLA's daughter duped of 57 lakh

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Trusting a turnaround in the fortunes through occult practices, here is an MLA’s daughter, who walked straight into the trap laid by two Koya priests. And it cost her whopping Rs 57 lakh. 

Warangal: Trusting a turnaround in the fortunes through occult practices, here is an MLA’s daughter, who walked straight into the trap laid by two Koya priests. And it cost her whopping Rs 57 lakh.

It was Manasa, daughter of Parkal MLA Challa Dharma Reddy, who fell victim to the guiles of tribal priests, residents of SRR Thota in Warangal.

The speculation is rife that the accused duped her in the guise of performing rituals to appease the stars to fulfill her father’s ambition to become a minister in the TRS government.

However, the complaint lodged by Hyderabad-based Samreddy Bal Reddy, Manasa’s father-in-law, suggests that the duo made Manasa believe that her family was in chaos and they needed to perform some rituals so that the volatile situation would go paving way for better things to happen.

Believing their word, Manasa, MD of a construction company, to start with gave them Rs 1 lakh to conduct rituals on behalf of her family, some six months ago. Since then, the accused, in all collected Rs 57 lakh on different occasions.

In this backdrop, the duo approached Manasa on July 14 and demanded money to continue the rituals. Further, they threatened her of facing ill effects of she discontinues rituals midway. Doubting their integrity, Manasa finally revealed the matter to her family members. However, the complaint was lodged on July 14, it came to light late on Monday.

Dharma Reddy, who shifted loyalties to the ruling TRS after getting elected from Telugu Desam, said: “I am not superstitious. The koya priests made my daughter believe that some rituals would augur well for the well-being of the family.

The rituals were not aimed at getting minister post for me. I asked her to approach police when I came to know about the cheating.”

Meanwhile, it’s learnt that accused were taken into custody by Subedari police.

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