Hyderabad, Jan 4: Suryanarayana Reddy alias Suri, who was admitted in Apollo hospital with bullet injury in the evening, was dead in the night on Monday, Jan 3. Highly placed sources informed that Suri's close associate killed him.
Suri, whose factional violent life inspired the film Rakta Charitra, was allegedly killed by his aide Bhanu Kiran who was also present in Suri's car.
Earlier reports stated that after a meeting with his lawyer, Suri was attacked by three unidentified goons. But recent information revealed a different story.
According the police sources, three persons were inside the car when the incident happened. Apart from Suri, his associates Madhumohan Reddy and Bhanu Kiran accompanied Suri.
Bhanu allegedly shot Suri and went out from the car and the other aide took Suri to the hospital with bullet wounds in the head, chest and stomach.
Police suspected that political and settlement deals could be reasons for the cold-blooded murder.
Suri was an accused in the 2005 assassination of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator and his rival in faction feud, Paritala Ravindra.
Suri's prophecy after surrendering in 1997 Jubilee Hills bomb blast which claimed 26 lives, turned into a real fact as he claimed once, "I know I will end up on a post-mortem table one day."
In 1995, a TV bomb was exploded in Suri's house killing his family members. Suri believed Paritala Ravi was the brain behind the TV bomb and wanted to avenge the killings.
In 2009, Suri got conditional bail in the murder case of Paritala Ravi.
Being inspired by the factional violence in Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh, Ramgopal Verma directed the movie - Rakta Charitra. In the movie, Suri's character was played by Tamil star Surya and the role of Paritala Ravindra was played by Viveik Oberoi.