Hyderabad: Bloodshed that has its roots in extra-marital affairs is the highest in Andhra Pradesh. The state tops in the number of murders committed to seek revenge over illicit affairs, reveals the recent National Crime Records Bureau data.
The motive for 445 murders, which were reported in the state last year, was revenge on cheating partners or their paramours. This is around 16 per cent of the murder cases registered in AP.
According to police officials, some of these murders are committed by the husband or the wife to eliminate their married partner in order to join their paramour.
“In other cases, the wife or husband finds out about the illicit affairs and takes revenge on his or her partner,” said ACP of Falaknuma, Tahir Ali.
Recently, a security guard, Mallikarjun, 31, was brutally murdered in his house at Addagutta by his wife and her paramour. They murdered him with an iron rod when he questioned their relationship.
According to the police, most love affairs end up in murder when either party, the girl or the boy, is unhappy with the relationship and decides to end it.
While the motive for 317 murder cases reported in Andhra Pradesh was personal enmity, 219 murder cases had their roots in disputes over property.
As per the NCRB data, a total of 2717 murder cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh last year.