YSRCP Leader Hacked to Death at Raptadu

HYDERABAD: YSRCP leader and mandal party unit chief Bhumireddy Prasad Reddy was hacked to death in the premises of Raptadu Tahsildar’s office in Anantapur district this morning.

According to the reports, six armed assailants, alleged to be the supporters of the ruling TDP, were involved in the murder. Following the incident, tensions prevailed in Raptadu, as YSRCP activists staged protests. The party workers gathered in numbers to register their protest. Police forces have been deployed to bring the situation under control.

YSRCP former MLA Gurunath Reddy termed this as a political murder and alleged that the ruling TDP was eliminating its political rivals in a pre-meditated manner.

Prasad Reddy was a popular leader of the party and his killing was proof enough of the targeted killing, MLA Visweshwar Reddy said

Ironically, the police station is a few paces away, but the police did not react to the murder, alleged some YSRCP workers.

Prasad Reddy was 50 and is survived by wife and son. The assailants barged into the Raptadu tahsildar’s room, where Prasad Reddy was holding discussions with the officials and hacked him to death. (NSS)

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