A video-editing professional, who harassed and assaulted his wife repeatedly, was stabbed to death allegedly by his enraged brothers-in-law in Urdughar locality of the old city of Hyderabad late on Thursday night, police said.

The murdered person, Mohammed Muneer Ahmed (30), was a resident of Yakutpura and had gone to his in-laws house to fetch his wife, when an altercation broke out with her five brothers. Angered over their refusal to send her with him, Muneer went away but returned an hour brandishing a knife. As Muneer began threatening, his five brothers-in-law tackled him and in the melee that ensued, Muneer sustained serious knife injuries. He was rushed to Osmania General Hospital, but doctors could not save him.