The body of a 25-year-old woman, who worked as a software engineer, was found stuffed inside a suitcase and thrown inside a drain on Sunday in Medchal, a small town near Hyderabad.
Police spotted the woman’s body after some locals informed them about the abandoned suitcase near a school in Sururam colony.
According to the police, the woman, identified as Lavanya, was allegedly killed by her boyfriend – a mechanical engineer who was her classmate in college, according to a NDTV report.
The suspect, identified as Sunil, did not want to marry the woman and therefore decided to kill her.
Lavanya’s family approached the police on March 7, three days after their daughter went missing. The family knew about her relationship with Sunil who wanted to move to Muscat and take the woman along so that could attend a visa interview.
With the plot to kill her, he convinced the woman to go to a hotel with him. A day later, reportedly on March 5, he killed her and stuffed the body in a suitcase and threw it in a drain.
The accused has been arrested and the woman’s body has been sent for postmortem, the police said.