Vijayawada: A man killed a 55-year-old woman by running her over with a tractor at Sivapuram in Nakarikallu mandal in Guntur district on Monday.
The deceased has been identified as Ramavat Matrubhai.
According to Nakarikallu police, the woman and her husband had borrowed Rs 3.8 lakh from the accused Bonamukkala Srinivas Reddy by pawning 2.7 acres of farmland two years ago. The couple were unable to repay the loan.
Srinivas Reddy demanded that the money be returned with interest and threatened to take away the land if he wasn’t repaid. However, the couple who were solely dependent on agriculture for their livelihood started tilling the field without repaying the loan.
An infuriated Srinivas Reddy went to the field with his tractor and ran over the woman killing her on the spot. Reddy fled the scene and is currently absconding. Police have registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC (murder).