In a tragic incident, a 22-year-old woman from Telangana was stabbed to death by a man in Yadagirigutta on Saturday.
The police said that the man was an ex-boyfriend who continued to harass her despite the duo breaking up, and allegedly stabbed her as she was getting married to someone else.
The man, identified as 23-year-old Goruganti Srikanth, surrendered before the police after committing the crime, which occurred in Jayashankar-Bhupalapally district.
The New Indian Express reported that Srikanth and Sudhagani Gayatri were friends turned lovers, until the woman's parents came to know of it, and brought the issue to the notice of the elders, as they belonged to different castes.
The TNIE report adds that the youngsters were warned and Gayatri's parents started looking for matches for her.
Gayatri was due to get engaged on June 12, and her family was reportedly busy making arrangements for the event.
On Saturday, Srikanth reportedly entered her house when she was alone, and stabbed her several times.
"Srikanth who already bore a grudge could have been waiting for an opportunity and taking advantage of her being alone at home, he barged into the home and stabbed her with a knife in her stomach and on the back", Yadadri SI G Prabhaker told Deccan Chronicle.
The DC report adds that neighbours heard Gayatri's screams and rushed her to the hospital, where she was declared brought dead.
The Times of India reported that the crowd that rushed to the house, also managed to pin Srikanth down before he could escape, and handed him over to police.
The police booked him under section 302 of the IPC, which deals with murder.
In March this year, a youth stabbed his cousin to death after she spurned his â€˜loveâ€™ and later committed suicide by jumping on to the high-tension electric wires.
That incident had also occurred in Bhupalapally, the headquarters of Jayashankar-Bhupalapally district.
After stabbing the woman multiple times, the man escaped and went on to the terrace of an adjoining building and jumped on the high-tension power lines and killed himself.