An Indian woman found battered to death at her home in Birmingham had only been in the city eight months, it has emerged.
The body of the victim, named in the Indian media as Samrajyo Jyothirmai Vempala, was discovered by emergency services called to a house in Handsworth on Tuesday.
She had died as a result of head injuries, a post-mortem examination revealed.
West Midlands Police said they were not able to confirm the identity of the victim until she had been formally identified.
A 24-year-old man, also found injured at the property in Montague Road, was being held by police yesterday on suspicion of her murder.
It was reported yesterday that Jyothirmai, the eldest of two daughters, was a post-graduate student at Wolverhampton University, where she was pursuing a Masters in Public Health. She joined the course on a scholarship last September.
It was reported that her family sold off some ancestral property to fund the move to the UK.
Speaking from the family home in Vijaawada, India, her heartbroken father Saibabu told The Times of India: "I sent her on higher studies last September. I never imagined that her dead body would be returning home."
It is understood Jyothirmai was sharing the house in Handsworth with four other people.
Neighbours said they believed there had been a fight inside the property before paramedics were alerted shortly before 4.45pm on Tuesday.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is today still in custody currently helping police with their inquiries.
"A post mortem examination has been conducted, which established that the 23-year-old woman died as a result of head injuries."
Anyone with information relating to the incident can contact Thornhill Road CID on 0845 113 5000.
She is the second Indian woman to be murdered in Birmingham in the last three years. In November 2005, Deepti Anurag, aged 29, was found battered to death on the Perry Barr campus of the Birmingham City University.
Her estranged husband Anurag Johri, dubbed the "Google killer" because he had made an internet search for tips on killing, was jailed for life in September 2006.