A youth of M Venkatayapalem in Khammam rural mandal on Sunday consumed poison at the site where K. Mamata, 20, a victim of suspected honour killing, was buried near the village on Saturday evening. The youth, aged around 22 years, allegedly swallowed poison near the graveyard and fell unconscious in the evening. His family members shifted him to a private hospital in Khammam in the night. His condition was stated to be serious.

The incident comes close on the heels of the murder of Mamata allegedly by her father K. Chandraiah on Saturday.

Chandraiah allegedly resorted to the act on suspicion that his daughter was in love with a local youth of some “other caste.”

However, police feigned ignorance of any such development.

Khammam rural SI Nagaraju said that they have not received any complaint .