A 24-year-old man was arrested on Monday in murder of nine people in Telangana's Warangal district last week. The bodies of six from a family and three others - two from Bihar and one from Bihar- were found in a well in a village about 150 km from state's capital Hyderabad. The accused killed them to cover up the murder of a woman in March, police said.
Sanjay Kumar, the accused, killed all nine of them after spiking their drinks with sleeping pills and then throwing them in a well.
The murders in Geesugonda Mandal village were carried out to cover up the killing of a woman, related to the family, by the accused, Warangal Police Commissioner V Ravinder told reporters.