A 27-year-old woman from Hyderabad, who was studying in the United Kingdom, was allegedly stabbed to death by a Brazilian man at her accommodation in London.
The woman, identified as Kontham Tejaswini Reddy from Champapet in Hyderabad, used to stay with her friends at a residential property in Neeld Crescent, Wembley in London. Police said that on Tuesday, the suspect attacked Reddy and her roommate with a knife. While Reddy succumbed to her injuries, her 28-year-old friend sustained minor injuries.
Police have arrested two men in connection with the murder. The Metropolitan Police had earlier released an image of Brazilian national Keven Antonio Lourenco De Morais to seek the public’s help in tracing the suspect behind the attack. The 23-year-old man has now been arrested in Harrow, near the crime scene of Neeld Crescent in Wembley.
“Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service, and two women were treated for stab injuries. Despite the efforts of emergency services, a 27-year-old woman sadly died at the scene. Her next of kin have yet to be informed,” the police said in a statement.
A post-mortem examination is scheduled, following which the police are expected to
formally release her identity.
Tejaswini had gone to London three years ago and had completed her Master of Science course there, her father said.