Unidentified man poisons cyclist after asking for lift in Khammam
Published: updated on – 12:49, Monday – 19 September 22
Khammam: Giving a stranger a ride on his motorbike proved costly for a farmer, who suffered passenger poisoning, at Mudigonda mandal in the district on Monday.
According to sources, the farmer, Shaik Jamal Saheb (55) from Bopparam village in Chintakani mandal was heading towards Gandrai village in Andhra Pradesh on his motorbike to visit his daughter, who lives in the village.
When Saheb reached Vallabhi village in Mudigonda mandal, a stranger, wearing a monkey cap, asked him to get him on his bicycle and the cyclist offered to do so. As they drove towards Vallabhi, the passenger administered a toxic injection into one of the farmer’s thighs, jumped out of the vehicle and fled.
The cyclist, shocked by the incident, stopped the bike, phoned his relatives, explained the incident and fell unconscious as the poison took hold of his body. Residents who spotted him lying on the side of the road rushed him to Vallabhi Primary Health Center, where doctors pronounced him dead.
Mudigonda Police, upon learning of the incident, attended the scene and launched an investigation into the incident. The syringe that the killer allegedly used to inject poison into the deceased was found at the scene.