Tension prevailed in the temple town of Yadagirigutta in Telangana on Sunday after family members of a woman who was stabbed and murdered on Saturday, staged a protest in front of the alleged killer's house.
23-year-old Goruganti Srikanth had allegedly killed 22-year-old Sudhagani Gayatri, two days before the latter was due to get engaged. He was arrested by the police.
Reports state that angry relatives and locals of Yadagiripally staged a sit-in for several hours, along with Gayatri's body, and even ransacked Srikanth's house.
After the body's autopsy on Sunday, the angry mob reportedly broke furniture and only called off the protest after police reached the spot and assured them of a speedy trial.
Speaking to the local media, many demanded capital punishment for Srikanth, and said that they wanted him to be hanged.
Meanwhile, police said that Srikanth had confessed to the crime, and they had recorded his statement.
‚ÄúSrikanth claimed he went to threaten her to cancel her scheduled engagement and wanted her to marry him. A heated argument ensued between the two and a scuffle took place between the two and Srikanth killed Gayatri,in a fit of rage'' Yadadri sub-inspector G Prabhakar told the Times of India.
Gayatri was due to get engaged on June 12, and her family was reportedly busy making arrangements for the event, when Srikanth entered her house and allegedly stabbed her several times in the stomach and back.
Neighbours heard Gayatri's screams and rushed her to the hospital, where she was declared brought dead.
The police booked Srikanth under section 302 of the IPC, which deals with murder.