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Indian charged in Andhra student's murder in UK

24-yr-old Nagaraja Kumar Nalluri has been charged with the murder of Vijayawada's Jyothirmai in Birmingham.
PTI | By HS Rao and Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2008 10:24 AM IST

A 24-year-old Indian national was on Thursday charged with the murder of a post-graduate student from Andhra Pradesh who was found dead at her private accommodation in a Birmingham suburb.

Nagaraja Kumar Nalluri, also an Indian student, had sustained injuries in the incident on Tuesday and was admitted to a city hospital from where he was discharged on Thursday.

He has been charged with murder and will appear before the Birmingham Magistrates Court on Friday morning, officials told PTI.

The police on Thursday named the 23-year-old woman from Vijayawada as Samrajyo Jyothirmai Vempala, who was in the UK on a study visa, attending a postgraduate course in health sciences at the University of Wolverhampton.

A post-mortem examination has established that she died as a result of head injuries. Jyothirmai was staying along with three other students in a private house rented by them in Handsworth area of Birmingham, 18 km from the Wolverhampton campus.

The police have not released any further details about the incident, but said forensic tests were carried out at the premises and nearby houses.

Jyothirmai's neighbours told the media that it seemed like it was a fight between two persons and while four people were living in the house, only two persons were there at the time of the incident.

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