Telangana: Tiff over Rs 4 costs him his life

Rajesh managed to escape his assaulters, but while crossing the road, he was hit by an unknown truck, resulting in his death.

Telangana: Tiff over Rs 4 costs him his life

A youth was run over by a speeding truck as he was trying to escape from a panshop owner and his friends after he got into a tiff over tendering change for buying cigarette on Tuesday night.

V Rajesh, a catering firm employee, had gone to the pan shop for buying a cigarette.

“He offered a note of Rs 100 for the cigarette which costs Rs 14 to the panshop owner Nadeem. However, Nadeem asked him to tender change after which Rajesh paid him Rs 10 saying he does not have Rs 4, ensuing a heated argument,”

IE quoted Hayath Nagar police station Inspector J Narender Goud as saying.

He said Nadeem called his friends and after seeing them Rajesh fled to other side of the road. “But, Nadeem and four others chased and caught him and took him to the shop where they beat him up,” the inspector said, citing CCTV footage.

Rajesh managed to escape again, but while crossing the road, he was hit by an unknown truck, resulting in his death.

“Initially, it was believed that it was a hit-and-run case. However, we verified CCTV footage and found that Nadeem and four others had beaten up Rajesh. He died on the spot after being hit by the lorry,” the officer said.

Police registered a case on the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against Nadeem and four others and took them into custody.