The victim, identified as 33-year-old Mahesh, was out with his friends when the incident occurred. He was brutally shot down by the unidentified miscreants on the outskirts of Vijayawada.
Gajakanti Mahesh, 33, junior assistant at Vijayawada Police Commissionerate was shot down by two unidentified miscreants in Nunna village in the outskirts of Vijayawada.
According to the police, Mahesh along with four of his friends was in an inebriated state in the outskirts of Vijayawada. After consuming alcohol at a roadside eatery, they moved to a place 500 meters away from the eatery and started drinking on the roadside. Two of his friends went to get some more liquor and in broad daylight, two unidentified miscreants came on a two-wheeler and started demanding money.
The victim and his friend mentioned that they did not have any, but Mahesh (deceased) revealed to them that they are in the Police. In no time the miscreants shot 10 rounds and 3 into the body of Mahesh, killing him. They fled the place with the car they stole from Mahesh and his friends.
After the incident, Vijayawada Commissioner of Police B. Sreenivasulu took stock of the situation and visited the crime scene. He informed the media that about 7-8 teams were formed to catch the culprits.
Nunna police reportedly found the car abandoned a few kilometers away, along the Mustabad road.
Some media reports suggest that police suspect real estate deals behind the murder, however, Mahesh’s family and friends have told the media that Mahesh did not have any such rivalries.
These continuous incidents are raising alarm over citizen’s safety in the city. Earlier in May, an individual by the name of Thota Sundeep was killed due to the gang wars between two groups. With a police staffer being killed, the fear among people about the law and order situation in the city has increased. Gun culture is on the rise and people fear that it might get out of hands if no expeditious action is taken by the cops. People are demanding an early probe into the incident, while some others are hoping that these one-off incidents will be put to rest once the culprits are arrested