In a horrifying incident, the 28-year-old newlywed groom was allegedly killed by his wife’s family on Friday. Anguish gloomed the city while the murder came out to be an honour killing after four months of marriage. Into details, the dead was identified as Hemanth Kumar(28), who was into real estate business in the city.
According to the statement given by Dontireddy Avanti Reddy, wife of Hemanth, around 15 members of Avanti’s family arrived at her house and whisked the couple away. While Hemanth smelled the plot, he informed his father Murali Krishna about the kidnap. Midway, Avanti jumped from the moving car and escaped, but Hemanth was not lucky.
Avanti’s maternal uncle Yugandhar Reddy, who was driving the car is absconding. Upon the complaint filed by Avanti, cops detained a few family members of Avanti’s family. Special teams later found Hemanth’s body dumped in an isolated location at Kistaigudem village in Sangareddy district.
Cyberabad police suspect that Yugandhar Reddy along with two others strangled Hemanth to death before dumping the body at the isolated spot. Avanti alleged police did not respond quickly when she called them after her escape. Murali Krishna stated that due to financial disparity, Avanti’s family members killed his son.
Hemanth had married 25-year-old engineering graduate in June 2020 after being in a relationship for four years. Since the girl’s family was not in favour of marriage, the couple eloped and got married secretly. Later the couple appeared before the police and alleged that they were being threatened by the girl’s family. Both families were summoned and counselled by cops before letting them go.
Hemanth belonged to Vyshya community and Avanti belongs to Reddy community. Hemanth was into a real estate business while Avanti is a homemaker.