Hyderabad: Police have found the body of a missing 25-year-old woman software engineer stuffed in a suitcase on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Sunday.

Police told the media that Lavanya, a TCS employee and resident of LIG colony in Ramachandrapuram, was killed by her boyfriend Sunil Kumar. And he stuffed her body in a suitcase and dumped it in a drain in Dundigal.

Police found the techie's body on Sunday after some locals spotted an abandoned suitcase close to a school in Dundigal.

The accused Sunil was Lavanya's classmate in engineering college. Both were in love for a couple of years and even Lavanya's family was ready for their marriage. But Sunil avoided and kept postponing the wedding.

According to sources, when Lavanya tried to put pressure on Sunil for marriage, he decided to kill her. Sunil, who hails from Bihar, was working with an engineering firm. He had moved to Hyderabad years ago.

Lavanya’s parents had filed a missing complaint with the Ramachandrapuram Police on March 7. According to reports, on March 4, Lavanya’s parents dropped her off at the Hyderabad airport reportedly to attend a visa interview. However, she did not return home, and three days later, her parents approached the police.

Police said that Sunil convinced Lavanya to come to a lodge near the airport where he planned to eliminate her.

“After taking her there, he killed her as planned,” Ramachandrapuram police inspector P Ramachandra Rao said. Sunil, accused of kidnapping and murdering the woman, has been arrested by the police. Sunil has been charged under IPC section 363 for kidnapping and section 302 for murder.