The body of a 25-year-old woman techie was found stuffed in a suitcase near a school in Medchal in the outskirts of Hyderabad on Sunday. The police suspect that the woman was allegedly killed by her boyfriend Sunil, who wanted to end their relationship.
According to reports, the body was dumped in a drain near a school in Suraram Colony, Medchal. Locals who noticed the abandoned suitcase alerted the authorities. After recovering the suitcase, the Medchal police immediately checked through the reports of missing persons and were able to identify the victim as Lavanya, a native of Ramachandrapuram, working at an IT company in Hyderabad.
Lavanya’s parents had filed a missing complaint with the Ramachandrapuram police on March 7.
According to the Ramachandrapuram police, Sunil and Lavanya were in a relationship since 2017. However, Sunil wanted to end their relationship after getting a job in Muscat. But Lavanya warned him against it, accusing him of sexually exploiting her.
Police claim that Sunil hatched a plan to eliminate Lavanya and killed her at a lodge near the Hyderabad airport.
“Sunil wanted to leave the girl after he got a job, but Lavanya threatened him, following which he killed her, stuffed her body in a suitcase and threw it away,” P Ramachandra Rao, Inspector, Ramachandrapuram police, told TNM.
According to the police, on March 4, Lavanya’s parents dropped her off at the Hyderabad airport reportedly to attend a visa interview. However, she did not return home, and three days later, her parents approached the police.
Police said that Sunil convinced Lavanya to come to a lodge near the airport where he planned to eliminate her. “After taking her there, he killed her as planned,” the Inspector said.
After identifying Lavanya, police immediately suspected Sunil’s role and detained him. “During investigation, he confessed to the crime. The body was sent for autopsy and handed over to the family,” the Inspector said. (Confession given to police during investigation is not necessarily a piece of evidence that stands in court).
Sunil was charged under IPC section 363 for kidnapping and section 302 for murder.