Hyderabad: A Congress leader and real estate businessman from Jadcherla was stabbed to death by his relative at Kothur in Rangareddy district on Friday evening.
The victim, Ramachandra Reddy (60) was kidnapped by his relative A Pratap Reddy, and his driver from Shadnagar on Friday. “There was a dispute between Ramachandra Reddy and Pratap Reddy pertaining to two acres of land. On Friday, Pratap Reddy called Ramchandra Reddy to Shadnagar to discuss about the land dispute and settle the matter,” said Shamshabad DCP N Prakash Reddy.
Ramchandra Reddy reached Shadnagar at around 11 am and spoke to Pratap Reddy for about an hour before returning to Jadcherla. At around 4 pm, Ramachandra Reddy met Pratap Reddy again near Delhi World School in Shadnagar. Pratap Reddy asked Ramachandra Reddy’s driver to get down from the car so that they could discuss the matter in private.
“They had an argument about the property dispute. During the argument, Pratap Reddy and his driver stabbed Ramachandra Reddy in the chest with scissors and killed him. A little later, Pratap, along with his driver, fled the place to go to a real estate venture near Penjerla village in Kothur mandal, leaving Ramachandra Reddy’s body in his car,” said a Shadnagar police official.
Meanwhile, Ramchandra Reddy’s son lodged a complaint alleging that his father was kidnapped by Pratap Reddy. At around 7 pm, Pratap called Shadnagar police and informed them about the murder and the location of the body. Police shifted the body for post-mortem and launched a man hunt to nab the offenders.