The body parts of an unidentified man were found buried on Thursday in a rented house at Chintal area of Jeedimetla in Hyderabad.
Though the incident occurred a few days ago, it came to light on Thursday after a neighbour detected a foul smell and alerted the police.
According to Deccan Chronicle, police found the victimâ€™s head, body and limbs in four different parts of the house.
The house owner, Mahadev Gupta, had given the house to two pharma company workers, Vivek Vidur Jha (27), and Bhuvan Kumar Jha (31), residents of Bihar. The tenants reportedly moved to the house a year back.
On Thursday morning, a neighbour of the flat noticed foul smell and alerted Mahadev, who then informed the police.
After police broke open the door, they noticed dried blood stains on the floor.
â€œWe noticed the stench emanating from under the shelves in the room. The area was newly plastered with mix of cement, small stones and sand. When we dug up the area, initially the head of a man and torso were found," assistant commissioner of police (ACP) of Balanagar, T Goverdhan told Times of India.
Police also found a thigh and hands in one pit and another thigh and lower portion of the legs were found in another pit.
It was reported that the neighbour had last seen Bhuvan on Sunday morning, leaving the house.
Even though the doors were locked, Mahadev did not suspect anything amiss as he reportedly thought they had gone for a vacation.
The victim has not been identified yet, however, police have shifted the body parts to Gandhi Hospital for post mortem and identification.
According to TOI, police found ID cards of Vivek and Bhuvan and an Aadhaar card of one Pradhan, and believe that the victim could be any one of them.
Four special teams have been formed to identify the victim and arrest the culprits.