Honour killing in Hyderabad: Techie hacked to death by in-laws

Published: 30th September 2016 03:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2016 03:40 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: In a honour killing of sorts, a 25-year-old software engineer was allegedly hacked to death by his in-laws at Secretariat Colony in Vanasthalipuram. The deceased was identified as Lalit Aditya, 25, an IT professional.
According to police, Aditya had married one Sushmita Reddy against the wishes of her parents, eight months ago. Since then, Aditya and Sushmita had been living at Secretariat Colony.
Around 3.30 am on Wednesday, Aditya was sleeping alone at his residence. Some unidentified persons, who came in vehicle with Karnataka registration number, knocked on doors of his house. “Later, they asked him to come out to discuss the marriage. He went out and they started attacking him with iron rods. The accused killed Aditya by damaging his private parts. Aditya died on the spot,” said Vanasthalipuram Inspector S Murali Krishna.
He further explained that the miscreants smashed his head by hitting it with flower pots. They left the place only after they were fully convinced that the victim death.  “We received the information from locals and neighbours and visited the spot. We found injuries on the victim’s body. His body was shifted to mortuary for post-mortem,” police said.  Hours after the incident, police took custody of victim’s brothers-in-law-- Yashwanth Reddy and Prashanth Reddy. The cops questioned them in connection with the case. During the questioning, the brother-in-laws allegedly confessed that they had killed Aditya “who harassed their sister Sushmitha Reddy mentally and physically.”  Police said it was a case of honour killing by the victim’s in-laws. A murder cases was registered against the victim’s brothers-in-law —Yashwanth and Prashanth Reddy, and others.

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