Hyderabad: Youth hacked to death in public view in Old City, cops suspect revenge killing

Hyderabad: Youth hacked to death in public view in Old City, cops suspect revenge killing

Locals rushed to help Abdul Raheem transport his brother to a nearby private hospital, but Qutbuddin’s injuries proved fatal.

HYDERABAD : A 27-year-old man was brutally attacked in public view on a busy road in Asif Nagar police station limits in the Old City here late on Thursday. He was chased down by a group armed with knives and sticks, and relentlessly stabbed in the stomach, neck and chest. The man was taken to a hospital and died early on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Qutbuddin, 27, a furniture polisher from Ganga Bowli. Police suspect that it was a revenge killing. Qutbuddin was allegedly involved in a murder case in 2023, which resulted in the death of one Syed Mujahid, and had been arrested. He was recently released on bail. Mujahid’s family could have planned the brutal retaliation, police sources said.

After the attack, Qutbuddin managed to reach his elder brother Mohammad Abdul Raheem’s shop, only to collapse in a pool of blood. Locals rushed to help Abdul Raheem transport his brother to a nearby private hospital, but Qutbuddin’s injuries proved fatal. The attack was recorded by bystanders and went viral on social media.

The assailants have been identified as Syed Imran, Taher and Aman and are said to be Mujahid’s relatives. Asif Nagar police have registered a case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after a complaint was filed by Qutbuddin’s brother. Police have formed teams to track down the assailants.

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