A Brazilian man has gone on the run after allegedly beating his girlfriend to death because her bikini accidentally came loose at a pool party when she jumped into the pool, exposing her bare breasts to other partygoers.
Nikolas Iori Maichon is accused of beating his girlfriend, 24-year-old Ana Paula Coutinho, to death following her wardrobe malfunction at the pool party in the Brazilian municipality of Itapecerica da Serra on March 18.
According to reports, the suspect started to violently beat his girlfriend when he realised her bikini had come loose and he accused her of deliberately showing her breasts to other partygoers.
He then bundled her into his car and drove her to her house. He later took her dead body to a local hospital and fled the scene.
In a phone call to the victim's family, the suspect claimed his girlfriend had drowned in the pool after drinking alcohol. He claimed he rescued her and managed to revive her by performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on her.
He then told her family he took her to her house, where she started to vomit blood, prompting him to call his mother, who helped him to rush her to hospital.
However, when the victim's relatives arrived at the hospital, they found only the suspect's mother, who had been left there by her son who had fled the scene.
They found it suspicious that Nikolas had left the scene, and their suspicions were heightened when doctors revealed the cause of death may have been a head injury.
The victim's sisters then called the couple's friends, who told them that Nikolas had violently attacked Ana Paula after her bikini top accidentally came loose and then taken her away from the party.
According to relatives, Nikolas had been aggressive with the victim on previous occasions, yet she always defended him and was blinded by her love for him.
A police manhunt for the suspect is currently underway. He has also been a wanted person since December last year for fraud after running internet scams.
Ana Paula's sisters described him to local media as a "monster".
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