A 23-year-old private firm employee was found murdered in her flat at Kodihalli in Jeevan Bima Nagar. Police are looking for her friend who is on the run.
The police have formed four special teams to track down the accused, who is from Delhi and is working in Hyderabad. He came to meet the victim, Akanksha Bidyasar, before allegedly smothering her to death .
The murder came to light when Akanksha’s flatmate returned from work on Monday June 5 evening. Akanksha was found lying on the floor with a dupatta tied around her neck.
Based on a complaint, police rushed to the spot and shifted the body. They were informed by the flatmate that a 29-year-old man, Arpith Gurijala, had come to see Akanksha on June 5.
Akanksha and Arpith used to work in Hyderabad. A few months ago, Akanksha shifted to Bengaluru to work in a private firm. She was sharing a flat.
Police suspect that Akanksha was smothered to death with a pillow. An attempt appears to have been made to hang her from the ceiling fan with her dupatta to make it look like suicide.
The police have alerted all airports and are have circulated Arpith’s photograph.