Hyderabad: Following an altercation after consuming alcohol, friends killed a 23-year-old man in a suspected case of revenge killing in Malkajgiri area near Hyderabad.

Police on Sunday said that the victim identified as Prasad was found dead at Ramanthapur bypass road.

He was a resident of Uppal in Hyderabad and police suspect that he was killed by his friends with stones and sticks during an altercation after they consumed liquor.

"There were some clashes among the victim and the suspects for the last one year. The murder looks like a revenge killing," Uppal police station circle inspector Venkateshwarlu told news agency ANI.

A case was registered under section 302 and 123 of the Indian Penal Code and the real cause of the death could be known only after post-mortem.

The police said that special teams have been formed to nab the accused.

Further investigation is on.

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