Guntur: The Andhra Pradesh police on Monday arrested K. Sasi Krishna who murdered a 20-year-old engineering student, Nallapu Ramya, in broad daylight on 15 August. However, the police said the girl would have survived if people in the locality had reacted immediately when the assailant was attacking her.

The victim girl had also not approached the police even though Sasi Krishna had been harassing her for over two months.

It may be recalled that Ramya was stabbed to death in broad daylight on 15 August in Guntur city. Kunchala Sasi Krishna stabbed her in the throat and stomach six times, killing her on the spot. The murder was captured on a CCTV camera. The incident has sent shock waves across the state and invited widespread criticism and stringent punishment for the attacker.

The police investigation revealed that Krishna befriended Ramya on Instagram about six months ago. When she refused his proposal and stopped talking to him, Later, he started harassing and threatening her. On Sunday, the two got into an argument when Ramya refused his proposal, again. Things took an ugly turn and Krishna stabbed the girl to death.

The police said they are examining the mobile phone of the victim to retrieve the deleted conversations between her and the accused to ascertain what led to the murder. They said that while it is difficult to ascertain the motive of the accused, if Ramya had informed them about the harassment then they could have saved her.

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