Hyderabad, March 16: In a gruesome incident, a youth smitten in love or we can call madness hacked his cousin to death and then chosen a bed of death for himself.
The incident took place in Bhupalapally, the headquarters of Jayashankar-Bhupalapally district in Telangana, on Wednesday in wee hours when 22-year-old Ganesh stabbed his cousin to death after she spurned his love and later committed suicide by jumping on to the high-tension electric wires.
According to police, Ganesh committed the crime when his maternal cousin Sandhya Rani, 19, was alone at her home.
The youth, who had been pestering her to marry, thinking that she was in love with another cousin. After a brawl over this, Ganesh repeatedly stabbed her with a kitchen knife.
After hearing the cries of the girl, neighbours rushed to the house.
While the girl died on the spot, Ganesh escaped. He went on to the terrace of an adjoining building and jumped on the high-tension power lines.
The youth’s body was removed by the police with the help of rescue team of Singareni Collieries Co.
Ganesh, who hails from Paloncha town in Khammam district, had come to Bhupalapally three days ago and was staying at his maternal uncle’s house.
Sandhya was pursuing the second year of graduation in a college.