Hyderabad: Degree student killed by fiance

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08 October, 2017

He packed her body in a gunny bag and dumped it in the IDL tank in Kukatpally on Friday morning and surrendered before police in the same night. However, suspecting her loyalty, he killed her yesterday and dumped her body in the bushes at the IDL lake in Jeedimetla, informed the police. The degree first year student was strangled to death in Kukatpally on Friday evening by Krishnaiah, who was about to marry her.

Speaking to TNM, Jeedimetla police Inspector C Shanker Reddy said, "The accused picked her up from her college bus stop at around 8.45 am and took her to an isolated place in HMT area". The victim, Sowmya, 19, left her residence at 8.30am on Friday, informing her family that she was going to college. "The body is being sent to Gandhi hospital for autopsy", he said.

However Soumya's mother, a widow, blamed her father-in-law for the tragedy. Sowmya too was planning to get married only after her graduation. The girl had slapped him due to which he grew more angry and punched Sowmya in her chest, said police sources.

"They both were in love with each other". According to the family members, Sowmya had married a year ago, but parted ways with her husband within a month and returned to her parents' house. They exchanged mobile numbers and became friends.

The accused reportedly told police that for the last three months he developed suspicion regarding Sowmya based on her long phone calls with others and wanted to get clarification from her. In a fit of rage, he punched on her chest and she collapsed.

"Suspecting that Sowmya was in a relationship with someone else, Krishna wanted to ask her, but she denied to have been dating someone else". Krishnaiah has been booked under IPC Sections 363, 302 and 201, and has been remanded in judicial custody.

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