Hyderabad: A 25-year-old man was hacked to death on Friday while he was escorting his pregnant wife from a hospital. The brutal attack by a lone assailant has been captured in a footage of a CCTV that was fixed at the institution.

According to police, the victim was attacked on the neck by the assailant who used a butcher’s knife to commit the crime. Since the victim belonged to scheduled caste, investigations are going on to find out if the woman’s family is involved in the crime, stated a senior police official.

Miryalaguda sub-inspector Nagarajus reportedly said, “The two were coming from a hospital when the husband was attacked. It was recorded in the CCTV at the hospital. We are verifying the footage.”

A case has been registered in this regard and investigations are underway. The couple got married six months ago and the deceased was an employee in a private firm.

(With PTI inputs)