Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: A youth was stabbed to death during a religious procession at Darulshifa playground under the Mirchowk police station limits on Sunday. Tension prevailed in the area following the incident.

The assailants attacked Abed (20) with swords and fled. The victim suffered more than 20 stab wounds and died on the spot. Abed, a resident of Rein Bazaar, was a cook-cum-auto driver. Family disputes were the main reasons behind the incident, according to police.

Woman murdered

In a separate incident, a 25-year-old woman was found murdered in a graveyard at Government Maternity Hospital in Nayapul on Sunday. The woman was clad in pink blouse and green sari. The body was preserved at the Osmania General Hospital mortuary for identification and autopsy.