Former naxalite Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem is suspected to be behind the murder of Bhongir former councillor Syed Asghar Hussain who was murdered in Ghatkesar on Wednesday.
A dispute over land is cited as the main reason behind the murder. Though police are unable to trace Nayeem’s whereabouts due to his frequent shifting of base, a first information report (FIR) was filed against him as earlier Asghar had reportedly hatched a plan to eliminate Nayeem. They were reported to be on good terms even a few years ago until rivalry erupted between the two. “We suspect that old rivalry and land dispute between them might have led to Asghar’s murder,” a senior police officer said.
Around 11.20 pm on Wednesday, Asghar and his three friends came to the Royal Taj dhaba at Jodumetla in Ghatkesar to have drinks. He was sitting on the lawn of the dhaba when the assailants attacked him.
“Unidentified persons entered the place and attacked him with daggers.They chased and killed him when he tried to flee.’’ said G Sriram Kumar, inspector, Ghatkesar Police station.
Meanwhile, the police arrested some suspects and interrogated them and cases under Sections 120 (B) (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 147 (punishment for rioting) and 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) of IPC were registered against them.