Updated April 21st, 2024 at 23:45 IST

28-Year-old Copper Thief Hangs Himself From Cell Phone Tower After Killing His Teenage Companion

A man in Sangareddy district of Telangana allegedly killed a teenager and later climbed a cell phone tower, from where he hanged himself

Copper thief kills teen partner in crime, hangs self | Image:PTI/representative
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Hyderabad: A man in Sangareddy district of Telangana allegedly killed a teenager and later climbed a cell phone tower, from where he hanged himself using some wires, police told PTI on Sunday.

The man (28) and the teenager (15) worked in a scrap shop where they stole copper, according to the police.

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A dispute arose between them over sharing the money made from selling off the stolen copper, following which the accused killed the teenager by strangling him, and dumped him in a water body on Saturday night.

He then climbed a cell phone tower on Sunday and confessed to killing the teenager. The boy's body was later recovered.

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Efforts to make the accused get down from the cell phone tower went in vain, and he committed suicide, hanging by some wires, police said. 

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Published April 21st, 2024 at 23:45 IST