Kuttadi Venkateswara Rao, a resident of Challapalli in Krishna district thrashed his son-in-law to death as the latter would repeatedly harass his daughter. The victim has been identified as Saala Murali Krishna. The young couple was staying with their in-laws for some time now.
According to police, Murali Krishna got into a squabble with Nagamani. After the fight turned murky, Murali beat up his wife. Her father Rao who was furious on seeing the plight of his daughter attacked his son-in-law with a stick.
The victim suffered a head injury in the attack and collapsed. He was moved to a government hospital in Machilipatnam for treatment. He was later shifted to the Vijayawada government hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The police has registered a case of murder against Venkateswara Rao who is in their custody now.