Medak: A cinema theater owner was brutally murdered on the outskirts of Mangalparthy village in Medak on Tuesday.

The victim's charred remains were found in a Honda City.

Police suspect that it was the body of car owner Dharmakar Srinivas (45), a businessman and a resident of Medak town.

Srinivas' family members could not identify the body and police sent the remains for a DNA test.

People of Mangalparthy village on Tuesday found a burnt car close to the forest area. They saw charred remains of a body in the car's boot and alerted the police.

Toopran DSP Kiran Kumar and other officials rushed the spot and began investigations. The car owner was identified on the basis of the engine number.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Srinivas, owner of a cinema theatre in Medak town, had left home on Monday afternoon. He had told his family members that he was going to Tirupati with his friends.

The family told police that attempts to contact Srinivas failed as his mobile phone was switched off.

Police suspect that assains killed Srinivas on Monday night and burnt his body along with the car.

Extramarital relations with a woman were suspected to have led to the murder. Police said they were investigating the case from all angles.

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