ANDHRA PRADESH

`Love' results in double murder

ANANTAPUR, OCT. 7. An alleged illicit relationship with a woman led to the murder of the driver and cleaner of a lorry, near Gajarampalli village in Pamidi mandal on the NH-7 in the district, today.

According to the police, Srinivasulu (35), the lorry cleaner, had an illicit relationship with a woman staying near a dhaba on the NH-7 near the village. But, the driver of the lorry, K. Mareppa (38) of Hosur, had also been on intimate terms with the woman and had taken her out in the wee hours of today.

Srinivasulu chased the duo and asked Mareppa to leave the woman. Heated exchanges resulted and Mareppa hit Srinivasulu with a boulder. The cleaner managed to return to the village with serious injuries, explained the matter to his friends and fell dead. Later, Srinivasulu's friends attacked Mareppa and killed him.