Jogulamba Gadwal: In a shocking incident, a person was murdered by his second cousin, after the former didn’t agree to share his Village Revenue Assistant (VRA) job with the latter, a practice which was being followed from the time of their grandfathers.
The brazen daylight murder took place in Ryalampadu village of Dharoor mandal on Tuesday morning, when Raju (34), the VRA of the village, was on his way to Dharoor on his motorbike.
His second cousin Chinne Venkatanna (40), also a resident of the same village, attacked him with a sickle and severed his head. Villagers tried to catch the murderer, but he threatened them with the sickle and ran away.
According to Dharoor Sub-Inspector, M Ramu, who spoke to ‘Telangana Today,’ the cousins were heir to their grandfathers, who were brothers. Raju’s father Tayanna and Venkatanna’s father, who were brothers, used to share the job in turns-one year held by Tayanna and next year by his brother.
However, after Tayanna’s death, his son took-over the mantle and continued as the VRA of the village, discontinuing the family’s practice of taking turns, by sharing the job with Venkatanna. This angered Venkatanna, who fought with Raju over the issue couple of times in the past. But Raju didn’t pay heed to his cousin’s threat.
On Tuesday, Chinna Venkatanna, in a fit of rage, attacked Raju and severed his head. Dharoor police are still on the lookout for Venkatanna.