The Rajendranagar police of Cyberabad on Wednesday arrested a man, B. Raju, in connection with the rape and murder of a woman labourer, R. Somli, committed 10 days ago.

The accused admitted to the police that he and his friend, Laxmikanth, who is still at large, sexually assaulted the woman and murdered her on November 11 in their friend’s room in Rajendranagar.

Raju met the woman, also a labourer, at Tolichowki a few weeks ago. Raju would now and then give small amounts of money to the woman and she would return it.

A few days ago, they quarrelled over payment of the money. He bore a grudge against the woman and hatched a plot with his friend, Laxmikanth, to eliminate her. He lured Somli to his friend’s room stating that he had some work.

“The duo consumed liquor there and sexually assaulted her before smashing her head with a brick. They took away the jewellery she wore,” Inspector S. Jayaram said.

History-sheeter’s murder case

The murder of Marredpally history-sheeter M. Shekhar was masterminded by C. Krishna Yadav alias Golla Kittu, who had already been arrested and lodged in prison in an extortion case, the police said on Wednesday.

Four persons, whom he had hired to eliminate Shekhar were arrested, while eight more persons are still absconding, the Marredpally Inspector K. Shashank Reddy said.

The arrested persons, K. Narsing, P. Durga Prasad, R. Mallesh and Shaik Moin, and eight of their associates hacked to death Shekhar on Rajiv Nagar Society road about 13 days ago. Shekhar was an associate of Kittu.

Along with others, they were allegedly involved in the murder of a man, Raju, three years ago at Karkhana.

Shekhar and Kittu developed differences over some property deals later, the police said.

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