Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Neelakantham, 45, a beggar, was murdered, allegedly by a foot-path dweller, Rangaiah, after a drunken brawl on Friday night near Pochamma temple in Uppal, Inspector R. Satyanarayana Raju said.

A resident of Dwarakanagar in Boduppal, the victim picked up a quarrel with Rangaiah, also a beggar, in drunken condition. Rangaiah killed Neelakantham by drowning his head in a nala and fled.

He was picked up late on Saturday night and is being interrogated.