Bangarapet: The Tahsildar of Bangarapet taluk in Kolar district of Karnataka was stabbed to death by a retired school headmaster during a survey of a piece of land in Thoppanahalli on Thursday evening (July 9).

Chandra Mouleshwar (54) had gone to the village to settle a land dispute between Rama Murthy and Venkatapathy, a retired school headmaster. While trying to pacify Venkatapathy, who thought Rama Murthy can influence, he stabbed Tahsildar on his chest. The accused ran away.

Meanwhile, the shocked public, rushed him to RL Jalappa Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

"There was a land dispute between one Rama Murthy and Venkatapathy. During the survey, an argument broke out between them in the presence of Mouleshwar," KGF SP Sujeetha Salman said.

Kolar MP Muniswamy reached the hospital and took stock of the situation and assured help to victim's family.

Meanwhile, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh. He also assured a government job for one of the family members of the deceased Tahsildar.