VISAKHAPATNAM: A quarrel over missing of just Rs 300, made a person allegedly murder his brother-in-law at Pothireddipalem Junction in Yelamanchili limits Monday night. The deceased was identified as Syalaj Singh (35), residing at Pothireddipalem Junction.
According to Yelamanchili inspector of police K Venkata Rao, accused Ramnadh Singh is the brother-in-law of the deceased, Syalaj Singh. Both hail from Bihar. Syalaj Singh migrated to Yelamanchili and has been running a Bihari dhabha for eight years. Monday night, Syalaj singh blamed Ramnadh Singh for stealing Rs 300 from his dhaba, following which Ramnadh singh had a strong-worded exchange over Syalaj’s allegation. The quarrel led to an altercation, and in a fit of rage, Ramnadh singh hit Syalaj on the head with a heavy iron rod.
The locals found Syalaj lying in pool of blood in the early hours of the day and rushed him to the hospital besides calling the police. However, Syalaj died on the way to hospital due to severe bleeding. Ramnadh fled from the spot. Sources say that Ramnadh is an alcoholic and depended on Syalaj for a living.
A case has been registered and teams have been deployed to nab the accused.