A 25-year-old woman Chandrakala was murdered allegedly by her husband Bastappa in their single-room rented portion at Vinayaknagar of Langerhouz, the police said on Saturday.

The couple hailing from Janagaon of Peddemul mandal in Ranga Reddy district came to city for living.

They got married eight years ago but had no children. Both were daily-wage earners but Bastappa stopped going to work for past two years having suffered an injury on his leg.

He got addicted to liquor and reportedly suspected fidelity of his wife. On Friday night, he strangled her to death and fled. Bastappa’s sister living in another portion of the house found Chandrakala murdered the next morning and called in the police.

Newborn’s death under cloud

The Charminar police on Saturday registered a case of suspicious death after a newborn baby died in the Government Maternity Hospital at Nayapul. The baby girl’s father Mallaiah lodged a complaint with the police stating that his wife Alivelu gave birth to a girl in the hospital two days ago and the baby died on Saturday.

The complainant stated that he didn’t suspect anyone’s role in the death but wanted to ascertain causes that led to the baby’s death.

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