A man was arrested for allegedly killing his brother at a village near here over an old animosity, police said today.
The accused, identified as Kishan Naik, allegedly beat his brother, Gyan Naik, 35, to death after he was out from jail in connection with a molestation case, Sircilla Rural Circle Inspector M Rangaiah Goud said.
According to police, the two brother had estranged relations due to property related matters at Rajannapet village, owing to which Gyan Naik used to sexually harass his niece and was jailed for his offence.
The incident took place on Monday night when the accused met Gyan and enraged over the sexual abuse of his daughter, he assaulted his brother with a stick on his head, killing him on the spot, the officer said.
A case was registered under IPC section 302 (murder) against Kishan and was subsequently arrested.
The deceased's body has been sent to Sircilla Government Hospital for post mortem, the CI said.