Telangana: A lawyer couple practicing at Telangana High Court was hacked to death by two persons in broad daylight on the main road near Kalvacherla village in Peddapalli district, on Wednesday. The couple, Gattu Vaman Rao and his wife PV Nagamani, were returning after a court appearance when they were attacked. Also Read - 17-Year-old Beaten, Stabbed For Protesting Lewd Remarks on Sister in Delhi's Kalkaji

The murder was caught on camera by multiple people passing by. Video clips showing two persons indiscriminately inflicting injuries on Rao with sharp-edged weapons had gone viral on social media. Also Read - Chhattisgarh Shocker: Woman Beaten to Death by Son's Friend For Resisting Rape Attempt

The killers, who came in a four-wheeler, intercepted Rao’s car around 2.30 p.m. Reconstructing the sequence of the double murder, police surmised the killers dragged Rao outside and attacked him. Also Read - Haryana Shocker: 17-Year-Old Girl Drugged, Gangraped By 5 Men; 3 Accused Arrested so Far

The couple was taken to a hospital, where they died.  According to Peddapalli police, Prominent High Court Advocate Vaman Rao and his wife were brutally murdered by unknown persons on Kalvacharla highway in Peddapalli district on Wednesday afternoon. They were stabbed to death by the assailants. The bodies being shifted to government hospital for autopsy and a case being registered U/s 302 IPC by the police officials.

In dying declaration Advocate Vaman Rao has taken Kunta Srinu’s name, who is Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader. Police said, an investigation is underway and a search is on for the accused involved.

Meanwhile, Telangana BJP state president Bandi Sanjay alleges that the advocate Vamana Rao has been murdered by TRS Goons.

Bandi Sanjay reacted to the murder of the advocate and his wife. He alleged that the killing was done by the members of Telangana Rashtra Samithi goons.

Bandi Sanjay said, “Today a High Court advocate Gattu Vamana Rao along with his wife Nagamani who is also a High Court advocate have been murdered in broad daylight by TRS Goons after returning from court. They have been murdered in Peddapalli district of Telangana.”

The couple had earlier reportedly lodged a formal complaint with the Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court, saying their lives were under threat. The couple was well known for having worked for and contributed to the welfare of less well-to-do lawyers during the Covid pandemic, they said.