The severed head of a 25-year-old man was found on compound wall of a religious structure on Monday in Nalgonda town of Telangana.
The deceased was identified as 25-year-old P Ramesh, who worked as a tractor driver. The police have now launched a hunt for his torso.
Meanwhile, sniffer dogs have been pressed into service to identify the killers. This is the second incident in the town in less than a week.