Kothagudem: Police arrested a man for murdering his former employer at Chatakonda in the district on Wednesday.
DSP Venkateshwara Babu speaking to media persons at Laxmidevipally police here on Thursday informed that the accused, Shaik Pasha of Chatakonda worked as a machine operator for four years at a steel shop run by a trader, Ketapalli Sudhakar.
The accused left the job sometime back and was now working as a driver and had an illegal relationship with a woman. Pasha approached the trader on September 8 asking for work at his steel shop and the latter said he had no work to offer him.
Later the accused asked the trader to give lift on his bike to meet a friend at Edurugadda village in Laxmidevipalli mandal. On reaching an isolated spot at Chippamuthulingam Colony near the village Pasha beat Sudhakar to death and fled away with gold jewellery on his body.
Police took up an investigation into the case based on a complaint by the brother of the deceased and caught the accused while he was pawning the stolen jewellery to get cash. The accused confessed to his crime, the DSP said.
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