A 20-year-old man in Telangana was held for allegedly killing a 20-year-old woman, whom he was in a relationship with, after he suspected her of infidelity. The incident took place in Kotha Lankapally village in Telangana’s Khammam district and came to light on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old woman, Thejaswini, was reported missing for two days and her parents had filed a complaint with police on Monday. During their search, the police found her body on the outskirts of the village near the state highway.
According to the police, Thejaswini had likely been strangled by the accused, identified as Nitin, with a handkerchief or cloth. Thejaswini and Nitin both hail from the same village and had allegedly been in a relationship for the last two years.
On Sunday evening, Nitin had called Thejaswini and she went to meet him. However, after she did not return home, her father Satyanarayana filed a police complaint.
The police then searched the victim’s call records and found that the last call she had received was from Nitin on Sunday, just before she went missing.
Based on her call records and after investigating Nitin’s family as well, the police realised that the two were in a relationship.
Based on Thejaswini’s cell phone location, the police reached the crime spot, where they found Thejaswini’s body.
Speaking to TNM, Sathupally ACP, Anjaneyulu said, “During our inquiry, we found that the couple was in a relationship. We suspect that the accused could have killed her suspecting her infidelity.”
Police have registered a case under section 302 IPC.