A 22-year-old woman was critically injured on Tuesday after a man allegedly attempted to murder her by slitting her throat. Following the crime, he then attempted to kill himself.
The incident took place at Brundavan Pride, an OYO hotel in the city's Dilsukhnagar area, and the accused has been identified as Venkatesh, a native of Nellore.
The police are establishing how the man and the woman knew each other.
Speaking to TNM, Inspector S Sudershan of the Chaitanyapuri Police Station said, "The incident took place at around 12 pm. Preliminary investigation shows that the accused visited the city from Nellore and called the woman to the room. When she came, we suspect that a confrontation may have taken place, following which he pulled out a knife and tried to kill her. He was planning to kill her and then take his own life."
"The woman broke the door open and stumbled out into the corridor and raised an alarm," he added.
The woman was rushed to a private hospital nearby where she is presently undergoing treatment. Her condition is said to be critical. The accused also injured himself and was sent to the state-run Osmania General Hospital (OGH) for treatment under police vigil.
A forensic team visited the hotel room and recorded visuals of the room, which saw blood splattered across the floor and the bed, and collected evidence. The corridor was also stained with blood.
A case has also been registered under Section 307 (Attempt to murder) of the IPC and an investigation is underway.
Further details are awaited.
In February this year, two similar cases of stalking had come to light from Telangana.
In the first incident, a 17-year-old girl was brutally attacked and stabbed multiple times by her alleged stalker near her home in Hyderabad as she was walking to college. In the second incident, Ravali, a final year BSc student was on her way to college in Warangal district when her classmate, Anwesh, stopped her and poured petrol on her, before setting her ablaze.