Indian student from Hyderabad killed in London stabbing

Indian student from Hyderabad killed in London stabbing

A man has been charged with the murder of Tejaswini Kontham, an Indian student from Hyderabad and the attempted murder of a second woman at an address in Wembley, London.

Keven Antonio Lourenco De Morais, (23), of Neeld Crescent, Wembley was charged on June 15 with the murder of Tejaswini Kontham and the attempted murder of a second woman.

The Metropolitan Police said the man was arrested on murder charges and taken into custody at a north London police station. On June 13, officers were called to a residential property at Neeld Crescent in Wembley, London, to reports of stabbing.

"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 been informed," London's Metropolitan Police Service said in an official release.

According to the Indian National Student Association (INSA) UK, Tejaswini had recently graduated from the University of Greenwich. The injured girl found with her has been identified as Akhila, who remains in hospital, but her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A relative of Tejaswini in Hyderabad, Vijay, told reporters: "She is my cousin. My other cousin also stayed there. They used to stay together, however, he moved out as the distance from his job was far from the accommodation.

"There are separate rooms with a common kitchen and a common washroom. So, that boy (accused) might have come to the flat beside. They did not even talk to each other properly."

(*With ANI inputs) 

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