In a shocking incident which came to light on Tuesday, a 24-year-old man was killed, allegedly by his co-workers for the sake of Rs 25,000 in Vikrarabad district, Telangana.
The incident happened on September 24. However, police uncovered the murder on Tuesday.
According to police, the deceased, Mandha Shamel had Rs 25,000 with him which he had borrowed from some person from his home town in Prakasam district. Learning about it, his colleagues, Mahmood Pasha, Chander Naik and Shivraj Naik hatched a plan to take his money by eliminating him.
The three accused took Shamel to Sangarayapalle Thanda, a forest area in Yalal, on the pretext of unearthing treasure, the police claim. “They said that they will share the treasure equally and the trio made Shamel dig the pit. After he dug up to four feet, they threw a boulder at him and killed him. After killing him, they buried him in the same pit and shared the money amongst themselves,” Vikarabad Urban SI Suresh told TNM.
Police investigation had begun on September 24 itself, after Shamel’s parents filed a missing complaint with the police. The deceased and the accused are daily wage labourers and friends working in the construction field.
The police solved the case, after they detained one of the accused, who admitted to the crime. The accused were arrested under section 302 (punishment for murder).