HYDERABAD: The city police apprehended B Sai Kumar (38) Tuesday, for the brutal murder of a youth in broad day light outside Swapnalok complex in Secunderabad on Monday. The accused, allegedly murdered Ratnam (33), by slitting his throat.
According to police, Ratnam was working with Sai Kumar in his tiffin centre on push cart near Swapnalok Complex for about a month.
The accused and the deceased had consumed alcohol together at a friend’s place, hours before the incident. According to N Prakash Reddy, deputy commissioner of police, the accused was having differences with another push cart vendor, who according to the deceased was willing to pay `1 lakh to Ratnam for eliminating Sai.
“On Monday, the Sai Kumar and Ratnam came to the place of incident at about 03:00 pm in an autorickshaw. Both were in an inebriated condition,” said the DCP.
“The accused asked Ratnam to get down from the auto. When Ratnam refused, Sai started beating him with hands,” the DCP added. It was then that Ratnam told Sai what his rival was planning, Reddy said.
Sai Kumar pushed Ratnam out of the auto and left the place. Soon, he returned in an auto, approached Ratnam and slit his throat with a sharp instrument and escaped in the auto. Ratnam died on the spot.