Hyderabad: In a gruesome incident, an engineering student was strangulated to death and her body dumped in a sump by a relative in Kukatpally.
The incident took place on Saturday but came to light on Monday, police said, adding that the victim Manjula (19), a resident of Moosapet, was into a friendship with a relative, Bhupathi, who often visited her house.
On Saturday, Bhupathi called Manjula to his house on the pretext of discussing some personal issues.
“He used a scarf to strangulate her to death, after which he dumped her body in a water sump in the house and fled the spot,” said T Narsing Rao, SHO (Kukatpally).
Manjula’s relatives, who were searching for her since Saturday, approached the police and lodged a missing complaint. On coming to know about this, Bhupathi surrendered before the police.
He told the police that since childhood, relatives were keen on getting Manjula married to him. However, over the last few weeks, there were some issues between the two.
“He felt she was ignoring him and got angry over it, after which he called her to his home and killed her,” Narsing Rao said, adding that a case under Section 302 (murder) of IPC was registered, after which Bhupathi was arrested.
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