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Hyderabad: Burnt body identified, cops say likely murder | Published: 17th February 2017 | Posted Date: Friday 17th February 2017 07:20 PM

Hyderabad: The body of a 32-year-old employee was found burnt in Madhapur. With the help of a SIM card found on the victim’s partially burnt handbag found at the spot, police identified her as Korapu Sunitha. She was working as a telecaller for

Police said that Sunitha who left home for office on Wednesday morning did not attend work. Private guards who saw smoke rising from the bushes alerted the police. Police suspect a love affair for Sunitha’s death.


K. Sunitha, 32, was working as a telecaller with since December 2016. Earlier, she was a telecaller at On Wednesday afternoon guards at Survey No: 1007 in Bhagyanagar Cooperative Society saw smoke rising from nearby bushes.

They rushed to the spot and found the charred body of a woman. The police and Clues teams found a partially burnt handbag and a SIM card in it. Using that they identified the victim.

“The victim’s tongue was protruding out. We suspect, the killer could have smothered her. The spot is located away from the main road in the bushes. This could be the reason why nobody saw the incident,” Madhapur DCP N. Vishwaprasad said. He said her mobile phone and SIM were not found.  “The killers could have damaged the phone or thrown it somewhere,” the DCP said.

Police found that Sunitha left home for work on Tuesday and returned at night, but did not attend duty. On Wednesday also, her brother Narsing Rao dropped her at the bus stop near Secunderabad railway station from where she took a bus to office, but did not report for work.

Sources said her mobile phone location with the second SIM showed that she was in Begumpet and in Patancheru on Tuesday. On Wednesday the killers could have brought her to the spot, killed her and fled.

“Since she joined only a month ago her colleagues were not aware of her movements. We are analysing her call records and CCTV cameras near the spot,” police officials said.

Unmarried Sunitha was looking after her nieces
Sunitha started working after completing Intermediate. Her relatives said that she did not get married as she had to take care of the children of her elder brother who went missing a few years ago. Her brother and elder sister are also unmarried.

Sunitha was the youngest of the 12 children in her family. Of the 12 only five are alive. Two of her elder brothers committed suicide, and a brother drowned in Hussainsagar. Four other siblings also died due to various reasons, relatives said. Their parents also died of ill health a decade ago.

Out of the five who are alive, Anand Rao was the eldest. After his wife’s death due to ill health, Anand Rao went into depression, and went missing nearly 10 years ago, leaving behind his daughters Pandu, 13, and Rishika, 10.

Sunitha’s elder sister Sreedevi said that since then Sunitha was taking care of the kids and did not get married. She said that one Srinath cheated Sunitha in the name of marriage 10 years ago. He was arrested and jailed, but they had no information about him now.

“Since some days she seemed depressed and disturbed whenever she received calls from some numbers,” Sreedevi, who is also unmarried, said.

Narsing said that he wanted to marry after both his sisters got married, but since they had given up marriage for the sake of the kids, he also dropped the idea.

"She was a responsible woman. To support the family she started working immediately after Intermediate and took up the kids' responsibility. She took care of them although she had to work the whole day. With her death, not only us, the kids too have become orphans again," he said. Sunitha's  body was handed over to the family after post-mortem.




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