Two persons were held on Thursday in connection with the alleged murder of one Jayaram Reddy of Bangareddipalle near Thungundram, 60 km from here The body of the deceased was traced and exhumed on the basis of their confessional statement.

Stoned to death

Reports said that the duo, also of the same village, was not in good terms of late with the deceased due to alleged differences over a land issue and in the local politics.

They had reportedly taken him out with them on Saturday night and allegedly stoned him to death before burying his body in the nearby bushes.