NALGONDA: A father and son were killed by their rivals allegedly due to land disputes in Arvapally mandal of the district on Thursday.
According to police, the father and son, Srinivas (40) and Vinay (15), have nearly 20 acres of agricultural land in their native D Kothapally village of Arvapally mandal. Police said Srinivas was having disputes with his distant relatives over the past few years.
The rivals have nearly 15 acres of land adjacent to Srinivas’s agricultural fields.
Srinivas was using a generator to pump water from a borewell when there was a power cut. His rivals objected to it claiming withdrawal of excess water will impact borewells in their fields.
Disputes were going on between the two sides and on Thursday, Srinivas and Vinay, who were sleeping in their agricultural fields, were attacked by their rivals.
Police suspect the assailants attacked the father and son duo with sickles and knives.
Villagers noticed the father-son duo lying dead in a pool of blood on Friday morning and informed the police.
Police arrived on the spot and a case has been registered and investigation is on. It is alleged that cops have taken some suspects related to the incident into custody for questioning.