A 35-year-old physically-challenged person was murdered by unidentified persons near Beerappa temple in Ramanthapur on Sunday.

The victim, D. Ramulu, a painter and resident of Ramanthapur, returned home after extending Dasara greetings to his sister residing in the same locality. A few minutes later, some persons came to his house on the pretext of discussing an issue and took him to Beerappa temple where they consumed liquor.

After Ramulu became unconscious, the assailants killed him by smashing his head with a boulder.

They had also attacked the victim on his private parts killing him on the spot, the police said.

Passers-by noticed the body and alerted police who rushed to the spot and shifted the body to Gandhi Hospital mortuary for an autopsy.

Police said persons known to the victim could have killed him due to sexual jealousy.

Woman dies

A 25-year-old woman, who attempted suicide by setting herself ablaze at her house at Shamirpet on September 24, succumbed to burns while undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital on Sunday.

Police said V. Kalpana took the drastic step due to alleged harassment by her husband Srikanth Reddy and in-laws Narasimha Reddy and Swaroopa, for additional dowry.

Shamirpet Inspector P. Kasi Reddy said Srikanth and his parents have been arrested.

Body identified

Cyberabad police have established the identity of 32-year-old woman, who was found murdered in an isolated place at Bachupally a few days ago, as E. Sujatha of Indiranagar in Borabanda. Unidentified persons had strangled her to death with her saree elsewhere and later dumped the body at Bachupally.

She had left home on Thursday for office but did not return since then, police said.

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