HYDERABAD: Saidabad police on Monday arrested five persons for murdering a former club owner.
The cops arrested R Subhash, 53, a supervisor at DMRL and former history-sheeter of Madannapet police station, B Dharmender Singh, 47, an auto driver of Bandlaguda, Arvolla Jhon, 45, a car driver from Shamshabad, V Satish Kumar Chary, 40, a carpenter from Balanagar, and G Kiran, 38, a plumber of Nagole.
On Sunday night, the five stabbed to death R Srinivas alias Babu, 50, at Champapet when he was sitting in front of Malla Reddy Complex with his friends. Prime accused Subhash is the elder brother of Srinivas.
After the murder, the assailants surrendered before police on Monday morning. Police seized two daggers and two bikes from the possession of the culprits.
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP), East Zone, A Ravinder said the motive for the murder was the dispute between Subhash and Srinivas over a four-storied building constructed on a 200 square yard ancestral property and jointly held by them along with other family members at Kurmaguda.
In 1983, much before the multi-storied building was constructed at the site, Srinivas had forced his father to register the 200 square yard property on his name to avail a bank loan. The loan was yet to be cleared.
Meanwhile, Srinivas, Subhash and their nephew together invested money and built a four-storied building in the land. After the construction of the building, Subhash began pressurizing Srinivas to clear the bank loan so that the property could be equally shared among the siblings.
“As Srinivas was not clearing the bank loan, Subhash decided to eliminate him and took the help of other accused, who also have a criminal record,” the DCP added.
The culprits along with the seized daggers and bikes would be produced in court on Tuesday.