A Proper to Data (RTI) activist was killed in Telangana’s Jangaon district in an obvious fallout of a land challenge and three individuals have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and killing the retired Mandal Parishad Growth Officer (MPDO), police mentioned on Monday.
The killing of 70-year-old Nalla Ramakrishnaiah got here to mild on Sunday when his physique was present in a water-filled quarry, three days after he went lacking, they mentioned. The sufferer’s son had earlier filed a lacking criticism.
G Anjaiah, the prime accused had a dispute with Mr Ramakrishnaiah and nursed a grudge over the latter complaining towards him to authorities officers over a land challenge, police mentioned. He allegedly employed a contract killing gang to eradicate Ramakrishnaiah, a police official mentioned.
The gang allegedly kidnapped Mr Ramakrishnaiah on June 15 at Pochannapeta. They “strangled” him to demise utilizing a towel and dumped the physique in a quarry pond, police mentioned.
Police apprehended Anjaiah and two contract killers on Sunday and efforts are on to trace others on the run.
Mr Ramakrishnaiah had filed RTI functions, civil fits within the court docket and had additionally approached Human Rights Fee towards Anjaiah for cancellation of pattas (land deeds) pertaining to a government-assigned land in Pochannapet village which the latter had allegedly occupied.
This had led to a private enmity between them, and Anjaiah employed the gang to kill the previous MPDO, police mentioned.
The prime accused, who’s the husband of an area Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency (ZPTC) member belonging to the ruling BRS, contacted a person named Tirupati and supplied him to pay Rs 8 lakh for eliminating Mr Ramakrishnaiah.
Tirupati agreed to do the job and took an advance quantity of Rs 50,000 from Anjaiah, police mentioned.
The gang members allegedly kidnapped Mr Ramakrishnaiah in a automotive on June 15 and later killed him and dumped the physique, police added.
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