A 25-year old engineer, who went missing a week ago, was allegedly killed by her lover, with her body stuffed in a suitcase and dumped into a drain in Medchal, a small town an hour away from Hyderabad, police said on Sunday, 14 April.
The decomposed body was found on Saturday based on the information given by Sunil, who has been arrested.
A case has been registered for murder and causing disappearance of evidence under the the Indian Penal Code, they said.
Sunil, also an engineer, and the woman were classmates in college and in love since 2017. He allegedly killed her as she was constantly pestering him to marry her, police said.
After making the woman's parents believe that the two were going to board a flight to Muscat for her job interview, he took her to a lodge from the airport on 4 April.
He allegedly killed the woman the next day, packed the body in a suitcase, travelled with it by a city bus and then a cab before dumping it into a drain at Medchal locality, police said.
Sunil, who was from Bihar, had moved to Hyderabad few years ago.
The family of the 25-year-old woman filed a complaint with police on 7 March, three days after their daughter went missing, NDTV reported.
The police said that they were able to crack the case by tracing the victim’s phone call records.
(With inputs from PTI, NDTV)