Hyderabad: In a daylight murder, an auto driver who was out on bail for the last 10 days, was hacked to death by his family members at the busy Nagarjuna circle road at Panjagutta on Sunday.
The Hyderabad city police swiftly placed three men under arrest shortly after the incident. Police said the victim Mir Raiyasath Ali Razvi alias Sujju, a resident of MS Makta, had allegedly killed another auto rickshaw driver Anwar over an extra-marital relationship three months ago.
The accused were identified as Abdul Rahman, 40, Sujju’s brother, Mohammed Azhar, 19, his son, and Abdul Aleem, 27, another relative, said police. Two others, Syed Amjad, 22, and Mohammed Hasan alias Babu, 20, were reportedly absconding. Police seized five sickles used in the murder.
An Omni van and a bike were also seized from the accused, said Anjani Kumar, police commissioner of Hyderabad.
According to police personnel, the accused men bore a grudge against Sujju after the murder offence. He was arrested last month and was released on bail on October 10. The men kept track of his activities and knew that he went out from 7am to 9 am for tea at a nearby stall.
On Sunday, the accused fol- lowed him and attacked him with sickles and fled the place in an Omni van. They had bought the weapons from Sanath Nagar area. Sujju, who lay in a pool of blood, was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to injuries, police said.
Following a complaint, the Panjagutta police booked cases against the men and arrested them on Sunday afternoon. Efforts are on to trace the absconding accused.
By Mohammed Hussain email@example.com