East Godavari: A man killed his brother-in-law over family dispute in SC Peta , Chebrolu in Pithapuram mandal , East Godavari district.The incident came to light on Thursday when the victim died in the Government hospital in Kakinada.

D Ganga from Chebrolu was married to Arugulla Srinivas (34) of Chendurthi and they had three sons. For the past three months both of them were had marital disputes following which Ganga left Srinivas and her three sons. She started staying in her parents place in Chebrolu. As it was Sankranti time, as per custom, Srinivas came to his in-laws place with their three children on Wednesday.

A fight erupted between Srinivas and the in-laws and other family members and in a fit of rage Ganga's brother Dondapati Chandrababu hit Srinivas with a wooden log on his head. A seriously injured Srinivas was taken to a local hospital in Kathipudi by the neighbours and his aunt's family for treatment. Since he was bleeding profusely they decided to shift him to the Kakinada Government Hospital, but Srinivas died while undergoing treatment.

Pithapuram CI B Surya Appa Rao called the family members to the Gollaprolu Police station, conducted an inquiry into the incident and arrested Chandrababu.

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