In what is suspected to be a case of inter-gang rivalry, a 32-year-old history sheeter was murdered by some unidentified persons on Wednesday in Visakhapatnam.
According to the police, the deceased history sheeter, identified as Suvvada Mahesh, was allegedly involved in a few murder cases in the coastal city.
A native of HB Colony area, Mahesh was accused of playing a role in the murder of other rowdy-sheeters based in Visakhapatnam.
Mahesh's murder took place at Pithapuram Colony under the jurisdiction of the MVP Colony Police Station, after the accused hit his head with a big stone.
Though the rowdy sheeter was shifted to King George Hospital in the city, he was declared brought dead by the doctors.
Quoting sources, reports stated that Mahesh was killed following a dispute between him and his friends after a party last night, and a special team had been formed to nab the accused.
This is far from the first such incident reported from the coastal city. The murders usually involve drunken brawls, which presumably go out of control.
In January this year, a 29-year-old rowdy-sheeter was hacked to death near Terracota layout, two days after being released on bail.
The deceased was reported to have gone for a party in the night and was found dead in the morning.
Earlier that same month, a 24-year-old rowdy sheeter was beaten to death by his friend at Akkireddypalem.
According to media reports at the time, the deceased was returning home with his friends in an inebriated condition after a New Yearâ€™s Eve party, when he was allegedly attacked.
The police said that the deceased entered into a heated argument with his friend, who was also heavily under the influence of alcohol. Following this, the duo exchanged blows and the latter hit the former on the head with a big stone, which led to his death.