HYDERABAD: Khaja Nayeemuddin alias â€˜Marutiâ€™ Nayeem involved in over 110 offences in the city was done to death on Friday by his one-time pal in the small hours of Friday here. Nayeem was stabbed five times and his head was smashed against a boulder. The Maruti tag was added to his name as he used to steal Maruti cars and use them to burgle shops.
Nayeemuddin and his associate, Mohd. Tariq Ali alias Babu, were seen fighting at Naushad crossroads near Islamia College of Yakutpura around 4.15 a.m. Passers-by called up the police control room about the brawl. By the time Reinbazar police arrived at the spot, Nayeem was found murdered with multiple knife wounds on the body.
The blood splattered on the roads suggested that Nayeem was chased and hacked to death, police said. Later Ali was arrested from his residence at Edi Bazar.
Though the rivalry between Nayeem and Ali was on since January this year, Ali on Friday called Nayeem for a meeting to sort out matters. As both met tempers rose high as Ali went on blaming Nayeem for implicating him by disclosing his name before the Falaknuma police.
Two months ago, he and Ali were arrested by the Falaknuma police on charge of committing burglaries.
Police believe the duo developed differences over sharing the stolen property and that Ali waited for an opportunity to take revenge.
Nayeem, who also goes by the alias â€˜Chorâ€™ Nayeem was also responsible for the major fire at Shanti Fire Works in Begum Bazar which led to the deaths of at least 12 persons a few years ago.
Over the last few years, Nayeem had become a major cause of worry for the Hyderabad police as he showed no remorse despite his repeated arrests.