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Telangana: Rejected lover kills girl day before her engagement

Yadadri Bhongir: A jilted lover on Saturday allegedly murdered a 22-year old girl at her residence one day before her engagement to another man. The girl was a final-year degree student in the famous temple town of Yadagirigutta near the village.

According to a report by HT, she was alone at her house on Saturday afternoon when Srikanth (27), stabbed her six times in her abdomen. Her family members were out for making arrangements for her engagement ceremony on Sunday morning.

Srikanth surrendered Yadagirigutta police station after killing the girl. Her parents were informed by the neighbours as they found her in the pool of blood. After being taken to the hospital, she was declared dead.

P Raghuveer Reddy, a police inspector at Yadagirigutta station said Srikanth, a worker in a local plastic factory, had allegedly been stalking her for the last six months. But he was rejected by the girl several times.

“She, however, did not tell her parents about Srikanth’s overtures fearing that they might not allow her to go to the college. Her marriage was fixed with a man from Hyderabad and she thought her troubles would end with the marriage. But, Srikanth developed grouse against her and resorted to this extreme step,” the police official said.

The police registered a murder case against Srikanth, while the investigation is on.