Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: An autorickshaw driver murdered his friend K. Ramulu, 35, at Kanchanbagh on Tuesday night as the victim pressured him to pay back the Rs. 8,000 he owed him. N. Venkataiah, a driver, lured the victim to a secluded place on the outskirts of Midhani by offering liquor, Kanchanbagh Inspector T. Ram Das Teja said. He smashed Ramulu's head after the latter got drunk and fled.