Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: An unidentified person hacked a tender coconut seller M. Dhanraj, 26, to death with a butcher knife while passers-by watched in horror on the Ashoknagar main road in Chikkadpally on Saturday night.

According to the police, Dhanraj was walking on the road when the killer attacked him with the knife. Dhanraj began running for his life after sustaining wounds but the attacker chased him for over 100 yards and inflicted multiple injuries on his body killing him on the sport.

"We're suspecting the involvement of one Trimurthulu of Khairatabad, who approached the victim in the morning seeking a job. He is absconding now," Chikkadpally Inspector V.N.V. Satyanarayana said. The victim hails from Seethampet village of Kovvur in East Godavari district.