A man who was on the run after brutally attacking a beautician, killed himself in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Sunday.
The body of Nutan Kumar (40) was found on the railway track between Guntur and Narsaraopet towns. Police suspect that fearing arrest, the accused killed himself by jumping under a train.
Police had formed four teams to track down Nutan Kumar after he brutally attacked his partner Pilli Padma. The 36-year-old beautician remains in critical condition.
The incident occurred in Bapulapadu village near Vijayawada in Krishna district on Saturday.
The accused tried to chop off the beautician's arms and strangle her with a cloth. The woman with her legs ties was found in a pool of blood in their rented house.
Speaking to the media earlier, Krishna District Superintendent of Police Sarvasresth Triapthy said that the woman, identified as Padma, hailed from East Godavari district and had separated from her husband, Suryanarayana, a few months ago.
While Padma was living with Nutan since then, the police suspect that a fight broke out after the accused learnt that the victim was still in touch with her estranged husband, following which the attack took place.
The accused allegedly drugged the woman before inflicting severe injuries. In what is believed to be an attempt to mislead the investigators, he had etched letter 'S' on her forehead with a blade before fleeing from her house in Hanuman Junction in Krishna District.
According to police, Satyanarayana found Padma in a critical condition when he came to her house on Saturday.
Doctors at the Vijayawada Government Hospital said that Padma had lost a lot of blood and they were making all efforts to ensure that she survived the ordeal.
Meanwhile, a case had been registered with the Bapulapadu police, who were on the lookout for the accused, until his body was found.