Unidentified attackers bludgeoned them to death after attempting to rape the wife.
A couple was brutally murdered by unidentified attackers late on Saturday in their home near Mukunda theatre at Medchal.
Dr Rambabu, who runs VVR Hospital in the area, found the duo dead in their room. Their heads had been smashed in, said ACP (Petbasheerabad) Syed Rafiq.
The couple was later identified as Mutyala Rao, 55, and his wife, Kumari, 45.
According to the police, the victims were from Bheemavaram district in Rajmandry, West Godavari. The couple migrated to Kalakal village in Medak district some 10 years ago. The couple did not have any children.
When they came to the City a few years back for medical reasons, they met Dr Rambabu, who owns the VVR Hospital in Medchal. When they asked him for a job about six months ago, he hired Mutyala as the watchman because he was planning to construct a new building.
On Saturday night, the husband and wife both worked for Rambabu’s daughter’s birthday party, after which they left for their room. Unidentified attackers allegedly tried to rape Kumari at the couple’s home. When they resisted, the accused attacked them with boulders and blunt weapons. The duo died on the spot.
The police at Medchal have booked a case of murder and a dog squad was brought in to assist with the investigations. The police suspect that the couple may have known their attackers.