Police booked a married priest, identified as Ayyagari Sai Krishna, on charges of killing a woman and dumping her body in a drainage behind the Registrar's office in Telangana's Saroornagar.
All about the case
The matter came to light after Sai Krishna himself filed a missing complaint.
In his complaint, he claimed that he had dropped the victim, Kuruganti Apsara, at the Shamshabad bus stand as she was planning to travel to Bhadrachalam.
Further he added that she had not been responding to any calls since then and had been missing since May 3.
In his complaint, the man claimed the woman in question was his niece.
However, as the investigation progressed, the police grew suspicious of Sai Krishna's account after CCTVs and other technical data were searched.
Subsequently, during questioning, Sai Krishna confessed to the crime, revealing that he had killed Apsara.
What did police say?
According to the police, Sai Krishna was already married and had two children. However, he had been involved in an extramarital affair with Apsara.
Sai Krishna's confessed that Apsara had been pressuring him to marry her which compelled him to murder her.
According to the police, the accused killed Apsara in Shamshabad and then packed her body in a plastic cover before transporting it to Saroornagar.
The body was thrown into manhole behind the MRO Office, close to the temple where he served as the priest.
A case was registered against Sai Krishna and further investigations into the case were underway.