Andhra Pradesh is heading the country with 4,901 deaths when it comes to murders due to "betrayals" in "love affairs or sexual relationships" between the year 2001-2012. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 4,200 deaths according to a study conducted by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
This NCRB study lists different categories of motives and causes of murders in the country, out of which majority reasons are - gain, property dispute, love affairs or sexual relationships, dowry, lunacy, witchcraft, communalism, casteism, class conflict, political reasons and terrorist/ extremist activity.
Of these, property disputes, personal vendetta or enmity and love affairs or sexual relationships lead the list with the highest number of murders recorded for these reasons.
The maximum murders with the number of 45,860, were committed due to personal enmity, with Uttar Pradesh leading the list with 6,156 killings.
Bihar topped the list with 9,909 deaths out of the 35,668 murder cases due to property dispute.
As many as 28,145 people were killed due to betrayals in love affairs or sexual relationships.
Besides Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the other states leading the list in this category are Maharashtra with 3,253 killings and Madhya Pradesh with 2,589 murders.
Sikkim recorded the least number of murders (166) in the period.
On an average, 32,000-34,000 people are murdered every year in India.