Warangal: Munigala Harathi, a 25-year-old girl, was killed by her friend, who slit her throat with a blade at Ram Nagar colony in Hanamkonda on Friday. According to the police, the deceased was a resident of Lashkar Singar-am. The accused, Md Shahid, is a resident of Chaitanyapuri of Kazi-pet. Both Ms Munigala Harathi and Mr Shahid were friends. The boy was close to her family members too, police said.
Family members of the deceased said they beca-me friends as classmates while pursuing graduation and have been good friends ever since. While Mr Harathi completed her MBA, Shahid was pr-eparing for competitive examinations. He used to visit their home frequ-ently and was described as a “friendly person”.
However, on Friday he asked Harathi to meet him at his rented house in Ramnagar. Her mother, Ms Renuka said that Harathi left home at 2.30 pm, saying she is going to meet a friend. Harathi met Shahid at his place but he murdered her. He slit her throat with a blade and she bled to death on the spot.
Shahid went to the Warangal central prison to surrender but he was redirected to the Subedari police, who took him into custody.
Harathi’s father M. Pratap, who works as an outsourcing employee in a government polytechnic college in Station Ghanapur of Jangaon district, said that he was informed about the death of his daughter by the police at about 6 pm.
“It is still unbelievable that he killed my daughter so brutally. He was known to our family for several years and was a trusted friend of my daughter,” Mr Pratap said.
Mr Pratap’s elder daughter was married and he is making efforts to find a match for Harathi. However, she has informed him recently that she likes a boy and expressed interest to marry him.
Commissioner of police V. Ravinder, panchayat raj minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao and chief whip D. Vinay Bhaskar visited the crime scene. They also consoled the parents of the girl. The body has been shifted to the MGM hospital for post-mortem.