KALABURAGI: Two brothers brutally killed their brother-in-law over a financial dispute at Santhosh Colony in Kalaburagi on Wednesday.
Lakshmiputra and Preethi had fallen in love and got married. Later on, Preethi’s brothers Shivakanth and Prashanth had borrowed Rs 8 lakh from Lakshmiputra. On and off, the latter used to remind the brothers to return the money. It was finally decided that the brothers should return the money on October 2, but they did not.
On Wednesday, on the pretext of some ritual connected with Dasara, Shivakanth and Prashanth called on Lakshmiputra and even sought his blessings by bowing at his feet. They then attacked their brother-in-law with lethal weapons, killing him on the spot. The Ashok Nagar police have registered a case.