HYDERABAD: A woman, who was applying rangoli in front of her house, was chased and stabbed to death by her rivals at Amberpet on Sunday morning.
The deceased, K Padma (40), was a contract sweeper with the GHMC and a resident of Raghunath Nagar under the Amberpet police limits. Police said Padma’s family has rivalry with the family of Santosh, who also resides in the same locality. Santosh’s sister ended her life reportedly after cheated by a relative of Padma in the name of love.
The incident took place four years back and since then the two families were at loggerheads. During New Year celebrations in the locality on Saturday night, Padma’s sons Srikanth and Murali reportedly picked up an argument with Santosh and beat him up. Santosh lodged a complaint with the police.
On Sunday morning Padma was applying rangoli in front of her house when Santosh and his family members, including his wife Jyothi and a few others picked up an argument with her. After heated arguments, they started attacking Padma who tried to flee from the place.
“Santosh, who came with a knife, chased and attacked the woman and stabbed her. Padma was shifted to a hospital where she died while undergoing treatment,’’ police said. Amberpet police registered a case and are investigating.