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Ramulu, 45, a labourer and stone-cutter by profession, is a resident of Hyderabad. He was previously arrested in 21 cases, out of which, 16 are murder cases. According to the police, his parents got him married at the age of 21 years, but his wife eloped another man within a short period of their marriage, and since then he bore grudge against women and started killing them.

Srinagar city — the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, up from minus 5.2 degrees Celsius the previous night.

 

New Delhi: 

Biting cold conditions intensified in parts of Rajasthan on Tuesday, with Mount Abu being recorded as the coldest place in the state at minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, even as there was some respite in Kashmir where most places witnessed an increase in the minimum temperature, officials said.

Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Churu, Vanasthali, Pilani, Dabok, Chittorgarh recorded minimum temperatures of 2, 2.8, 2.9, 3 and 3.5 degrees Celsius, according to the Meteorological (MeT) Department.

Srinagar city — the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, up from minus 5.2 degrees Celsius the previous night.

Qazigund, the gateway town to the valley, recorded a minimum temperature of 2.8 degrees Celsius – up from minus 5.5 degree Celsius the previous night.

The minimum temperature at Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district settled at minus 11.5 degrees Celsius on Monday night.

Pahalgam, which also serves as a base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 7.1 degrees Celsius, rising over four degrees from the previous night”s minus 11.9 degrees Celsius.

Kashmir is currently under the grip of ”Chillai-Kalan” — the 40-day harshest winter period when a cold wave grips the region and the temperature drops considerably leading to the freezing of water bodies, including the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar as well as the water supply lines in several parts of the valley.

In Uttar Pradesh, cold wave conditions prevailed at isolated places in the past 24 hours with the lowest temperature recorded at 2.4 degrees Celsius in Etawah.

“Cold wave conditions occurred at isolated places over the state. Dense to very dense fog occurred at isolated places over west UP,” the MeT Department in Lucknow said in a statement.

According to the India Meteorological Department, “very dense” fog is when visibility is between 0 and 50 metres. In case of “dense” fog, visibility is between 51 and 200 metres.

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