They had refused to give him money allegedly

A mentally unsound man, Gopal Reddy of Patimatla village in Mothkur mandal, allegedly attacked his mother Anasuya (75) and her sister Mallamma (80), with an axe on Friday morning, after they turn down his demand for money to allegedly consume liquor.

Mallamma, who was hit on the neck and hand, died on the spot. Anasuya suffered head and hand injuries and was shifted to a hospital in Hyderabad.

According to the Mothkur police, who took up investigation, Reddy used to behave like a psycho threatening to die or kill. He was deserted by wife and children seven years back. He was taken into custody.

In another case, the driver and cleaner of a container lorry-trolley suffered serious injuries after the vehicle carrying a heavy load of iron capsized and the sheets hit the trolley, near the toll gate at Choutuppal.