A police constable named Prakash hailing from Sangareddy district in Telangana killed his female colleague Mandarika and set her body on fire over a strangled relationship, Sangareddy police said today.
Mandarika was choked to death by Prakash near Venkatapuram village late on Monday. Prakash later poured petrol on the body and set it on fire.
The woman constable’s father Sadanandam approached the police on Tuesday as she did not return home after duty. After a case was registered during interrogation, Prakash admitted that he killed Mandarika.
Prakash, already married, fell in love with Mandarika while working at Sangareddy police station a few months ago. The affair had continued even after they were transferred to two different police stations.
Mandarika was putting pressure on Prakash to marry her and they had a fight over the issue. He then planned to eliminate her. He took her out in a car late on Monday and smother her.