SANGAREDDY: Vadla Venkaiah (32), a labourer from Bachepalli village in Kalher mandal was brutally beaten up and killed on charges of stealing a cell phone.

According to information, one S. Sailu who lost his cell phone suspected Venkaiah of stealing it. Venkaiah was brought to the village, tied to a tree and severely beaten up for about two hours by Sailu and six others. Unable to bear the torture, Venkaiah died.

Sirgapur SI Lingam registered a case and is investigating.