Hyderabad, Apr 1: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asad Khan, 40, was hacked to death on a busy road in broad daylight in Hyderabad on Thursday.
The incident took place in the Vattapally area under the Mailardevpally police station in Old City, Hyderabad. It is a region that is considered to be the bastion of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. The assailants were not immediately identified.
Police say Asad Khan, a local AIMIM leader, had a criminal past and they suspect this is case of "revenge killing".
The cops have started investigating the matter and are collecting evidence to arrest the criminals.
Sources say Asad Khan was attached when he was riding his two-wheeler. A group of assailants attacked him with sharp-edged weapons near a public hall on Shastripuram Road. After stabbing him to death in broad day light, the assailants fled the spot.
Asad Khan was rushed to Osmania Hospital where he was declared brought dead.
In the past, Asad Khan was arrested in a murder case and was also facing several other criminal cases.