A 40-year-old man was axed to death allegedly by his wife’s brother at Panasapalle village under Paderu police station limits in the Agency area of the district late on Saturday night.
K Chitti Babu, the victim, and the accused K Tirupati, were both small farmers in the village. On Saturday night, Tirupati, in an inebriated condition, picked up a fight with Chitti Babu and, in a fit of rage, killed him with an axe, it was said.
Paderu SI R Dhanunjaya Rao and his team visited the scene and got the body shifted to a government hospital for post mortem. The accused fled the scene and the police were on the lookout for him.