A 20-year-old gay man is dead after being thrown through a third story window during a lovers quarrel in the Indian city of Hyderabad in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Police had been nearby at the time of the incident and heard a scream and the sound of the body hitting the ground and spotted a broken window on the third floor of a building above where the man had fallen from.
The still unidentified 20-year-old was naked and when police entered the building they discovered V. Narsingh Rao, 60, in an office belonging to his lawyer.
Rao, a former deputy director of the industries department, was also naked and later confessed to being bisexual and having thrown his lover out the window during a quarrel.
‘We suspect that he fought with the victim as he was not satisfied. There could be some other reasons, which we are exploring now,’ Narayanguda district police inspector S. Bheem Reddy told the Deccan Chronicle.
Police believe that Rao had known the young man for some time before the killing.
‘The building’s security guard said that he had seen both them a couple of times coming to the lawyer’s office in the last few weeks,’ Inspector Reddy said.
It is unknown whether their previous encounters at the office were sexual in nature.
Police have charged Rao with murder and also under India’s notorious colonial era Section 377 anti-sodomy law for ‘unnatural sex.’
Section 377 was struck down by the Delhi High Court in 2009 but then reinstated by the Indian Supreme Court in 2013.