The Gulbarga police have registered a case of kidnapping, rape and murder of a 26-year-old woman from Nadi Sinnur village in Gulbarga taluk.

The police said as per a complaint lodged by the woman’s parents, the accused, Veeranna Lakshmayya Mutagi, allegedly kidnapped the victim from Hyderabad on December 24 and took her to Bangalore. According to the complaint, the victim complained of stomach pain on January 15 and was admitted to a government hospital in Bangalore by the accused. When her condition worsened, she was shifted to NIMHANS, where she died on January 16.