A home guard, Vasantha Rao, stabbed a couple, at Vetapalem of Prakasam district, because they asked him to pay the chit amount. The couple, Venkateswarlu and Ramalakshmi were admitted to Chirala hospital in a serious condition. They were later shifted to Guntur Government Hospital (GGH). The couple ran a chit fund, of which Vasantha Rao was a member. He allegedly did not pay the amounts on time and attacked the couple as they asked for it. The police have taken the home guard into custody.