Guntur: A jilted lover allegedly strangulated a B.Sc second-year student to death at Narasaraopet Town in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.
Identified as 19-year-old Kota Anusha of Gollapadu village, she was a B.Sc second-year student at Krishnaveni College in Narasaraopet Town. The accused has been identified as Vishnuvardhan Reddy, her classmate from Bollapalli village.
Police said that Reddy picked up her from college and took her to a secluded place at Palapadu road where he strangulated her with a dupatta. He later dumped her body in a water body.
Anusha and Vishnuvardhan were going through a rough patch in their relationship for some time. Sources said the accused was suspecting that Anusha had entered into another relationship and was cheating on him.
There was a heated exchange of words between the two. In a fit of rage, Vishnuvardhan strangled her and threw the body in a canal. The accused later surrendered before the police
Police fished out the body from the canal and shifted it to the Narasaraopet mortuary. Tension prevailed in the area for some time when parents and relatives of Anusha protested demanding stringent action against the accused.
A case has been registered against Vishnuvardhan under section 302 of IPC (murder) at Narasaraopet police station. Additional police forces have been mobilized to maintain law and order in the town.
Expressing anguish over the Narasaraopet incident, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced Rs 10 lakh exgratia to the family of the deceased and assured that stern action will be taken against those responsible.
The Chief Minister directed the officials to expedite the investigation and ensure strict action against the culprit under Disha Act. He said the government shall stand by the family in these hard times.
Police officials said jilted love is the dominant reason for about 30 percent of the harassment cases. There are more horrifying acts committed by young men after a woman spurned their love.