Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police found a missing woman's body buried near Army officer's house in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on Wednesday (July 24).

The victim Rakhi was working in a private firm in Ernakulam. She had been missing from June 21. According to police, Rakhi was in an affair with an Army officer named Akhil for the past six years.

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Akhil who promised to marry Rakhi, got engaged to another woman recently. When Rakhi came to know about this, she questioned and had a verbal fight with Akhil.

Days later, Rakhi went to Akhil's fiancee's house and revealed that she was in a relationship with Akhil. “Angry over this incident Akhil called up Rakhi to his home and killed her. He also buried her near his house,” according to reports.

On July 7, Rakhi's family members lodged a missing person complaint with the Poovar Police. They said she was missing since June 21. Tracking Rakhi's phone records police came to know that she was in a relationship with Akhil. Police questioned some of Akhil's friends and reached Akhil's house and found the body.

According to sources, Kerala Police have taken one of the accused into custody and two are under surveillance.

Attacks on women seem to be increasing in Kerala. Here are similar incidents that took place in the last six months.

On May 31, a 39-year-old woman was attacked in Thiruvananthapuram district by a youth for allegedly rejecting his marriage proposal. She has been identified as Pushpa. The woman suffered serious ear injuries in the incident and has been admitted to a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.

An 18-year-old girl was set ablaze in Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta district, on March 12, by a jilted lover. The girl, hailing from Ayirur, succumbed to burn injuries on March 21.