The kidnapping and killing of 10 month old baby Saavi Venna on October 12, 2012 in King of Prussia, in Upper Merlon Township of Pennsylvania has sent shock waves among the NRI circles. Raghunandan Yandamuri was arrested on charges of kidnapping and killing Saanvi Venna and her 61-year-old grandmother Satyavathi Venna, who was found dead at an apartment complex in Upper Merion Township on October 22.
For $50,000, 26 year old Raghunandan, a software engineer from Andhra Pradesh kidnapped and killed his family friend Venkata Venna, 41, and Chenchu Latha Punuru’s daughter Saanvi and stuffed her body in a suitcase.
The Montgomery County jury on Monday after three and half hours of deliberations delivered the death penalty to Raghu Yandamuri for the killings of Saanvi Venna and her grandmother which happened nearly two years ago. Friends and family members of Saanvi felt happy that the culprit has been punished and justice has been done.