A history-sheeter, M. Shekhar, who was accused of murdering a person in Karkhana five years ago, was hacked to death at Marredpally on Thursday.

The 30-year-old victim stepped out of his house in Alladipentaiahnagar and was going to meet his brother living nearby when a group of seven persons attacked him around 10.30 a.m. “He was passing by Rajeevnagar Society Road when the gang wielding knives and sticks attacked him indiscriminately,” the Marredpally Inspector, K. Shashank Reddy said.

Death was instant for Shekhar. The victim, along with an alleged local gangster Golla Kittu and their associates, chased and murdered a person, Raju, at Karkhana in 2007.

Investigators suspect that recently Shekhar had developed differences with Golla Kittu over some land deals. They are verifying if Golla Kittu and his gang members were behind the killing.