Special Correspondent

ONGOLE: In a gruesome incident, two persons were killed allegedly by a gang of hired killers near Ramachandrapuram village in Jarugumilli mandal on Friday night. The murder was sequel to a dispute over sand quarrying in Palair.

When the villagers chased the assailants, they ran away in a cinematic fashion leaving behind two cars and several weapons like knives and sickles besides country bombs which were later seized by the police. The deceased were identified as Neti Venkateswarlu, former sarpanch of Ramachandrapuram village in Jarugumilli mandal, and his associate Gollapudi Mohanrao. The police has launched a hunt for the accused.