In London, UK Authorities Arrest Brazilian Man Near Crime Scene After Hyderabad Woman Fatally Stabbed.
27-year-old Kontham Tejaswini Reddy Identified as Victim in London Stabbing. (Photo: India Today)
A Brazilian man allegedly stabbed to death a 27-year-old woman from Hyderabad, who was studying in the United Kingdom. The tragic incident occurred at her accommodation in Neeld Crescent, Wembley, London.
The victim, identified as Kontham Tejaswini Reddy, lived with friends at the residential property. On Tuesday, the suspect attacked Reddy and her roommate with a knife, resulting in Reddy’s fatal injuries.
Her 28-year-old friend sustained minor wounds. Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder, including 23-year-old Brazilian national Keven Antonio Lourenco De Morais, who was captured in Harrow, near the crime scene.
The Metropolitan Police had previously released his image to seek public assistance in locating the suspect.
According to a statement by the police, officers and the London Ambulance Service responded to the incident and provided medical attention to two women who had been stabbed. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of the emergency services, a 27-year-old woman died at the scene.
The police have not yet informed her next of kin and are planning a post-mortem examination before formally releasing her identity.
Tejaswini’s family, residing in the Hayathnagar area of Hyderabad, received the news that she was attacked in her flat.
Tejaswini’s father stated in an interview with a news channel that they learned about the incident that morning but were unsure of the exact timing. They were informed that she was in critical condition and receiving treatment at the hospital.
Tejaswini had moved to London three years ago and had recently completed her Master of Science course, as shared by her father.
Tejaswini’s father revealed that she had returned to Hyderabad in August of the previous year but went back to London in September.
According to him, she was expected to come back to Hyderabad in May of the current year. The family had plans for her marriage, and Tejaswini had expressed her intention to return after finalizing the alliance.
She had even resigned from her temporary job, with the plan to work for one more month before returning.
Tejaswini’s uncle appealed to the government to make the required arrangements for repatriating her body from the UK to Hyderabad.