A 38-year-old person was stabbed to death by his relative due to personal rivalry near Mukundapuram village in Yellendu mandal around Wednesday midnight.

V Ramesh, a reporter in a vernacular daily, was found murdered on the outskirts of Mukundapuram. Ramesh was allegedly stabbed by his close relative V Sitaramulu, an ambulance driver, following a heated altercation between them near the village. They were returning to Yellendu after attending the funeral of their relative at Mukundapuram when they entered into a wordy duel which ultimately led to the murder, sources said.