Hyderabad: Morning commuters at Moosapet witnessed gory scenes on Monday as four unidentified persons dragged a 19-year-old from his bike, punched him in the face, and then, mercilessly hacked him multiple times with weapons including sickles, till he died on the spot. The shocking episode began unfolding at 8.20 am on the busy road, when the youngster, E Sudheer, son of milk vendor Raju of Janatha Nagar in Moosapet, was on his way to college to appear for his second year Intermediate examination.
Sudheer, a student of Pragati Junior College in KPHB, was waylaid, attacked and killed in just 10 minutes, according to Kukatpally Inspector V Prasanna Kumar. One of the four suspects has been nabbed, with the police saying a rivalry between the suspects and Raju, in which Sudheer too had intervened, is believed to have led to the brutal murder. Police said Sudheer started from home at 8.15 am along with two of his friends who live in the same colony. All three were on the same bike, when the suspects waylaid them near the Honda showroom at Moosapet.
“The suspects came on two bikes, which had the number plates covered with clothes. They straightaway attacked Sudheer, who was sitting in between his friends on their bike,” he said. As Sudheer fell off the bike, his friends tried to block the attackers, who then pulled out weapons and began hacking the helpless youngster. Speaking to Telangana Today, Sudheer’s friend said one of the suspects had first punched Sudheer in the face till he started bleeding heavily.
“They then attacked him with sharp weapons on the neck, face, and hands. Much before we could do anything, they escaped from the spot,” he said. One of the assailants, who tried to escape by jumping onto a school bus that was passing by, was however chased and nabbed by a traffic constable. Police, who shifted the body to the Gandhi Hospital morgue, later handed it over to relatives after autopsy. Efforts are on to nab the three absconding suspects.