Visakhapatnam: The suspicious death case of a 23-year old woman, at Akkayyapalem in Vizag city took a new twist on Saturday, as the police confirmed that she was pushed into flesh trade, tortured and murdered due to dispute over the share of the money in the trade.

The IV Town police in Vizag who are investigating into the case got some clues and said that the girl was murdered and that the accused tried to depict it as a natural death.

Divya was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Akkayyapalem area in Vizag city on Wednesday night.

Her sister and a few more persons took the body to the crematorium in Vizag city for funeral. However, the staff at the crematorium raised doubt over the death of the victim and refused to cremate her. On being informed, the police shifted the body to morgue for autopsy.

The police, who began investigation into the case, found some shocking facts.The police said that the girl , a native of Ravulapalem area in East Godavari district, lost her parents long ago. She was brought up at her maternal aunt.

Eight months ago, the victim joined as a maid at Vasantha's house at Akkayyapalem. Vasantha's husband, Ramana, was working in a private firm in Dubai. Noticing that the girl was looking good, Vasantha and her sister, along with one more person, pushed her into flesh trade and they used to get money.

Recently, the victim had dispute with Vasantha and others over a hike in her share of money in the illegal trade. She also threatened that she would leave if her share was not increased.

Apparently upset with the deceased threatening, Vasantha, along with her sister and another man, tortured her with lighted cigarette butts and a heated spatula before killing her. They also tonsured her and made her starve for a couple of days.

The Vizag city police said that they have found some injuries on the body. Our investigation has revealed that Vasantha and others tortured and murdered the girl over dispute in the share of money. The police took Vasantha and others into custody for interrogation.

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