The brutal murder of a CPI (M) activist by congress goons at Pandillapalli in Chintakani mandal in Khammam District (andhra Pradesh) on Sunday triggered widespread protests by the CPI (M) cadres in the district on Monday.
The CPI (M) district committee has said the incident as a “political murder” by the Congress party cadres and called for district wide protests against the “political killings” on Tuesday.
In the first incident of post-panchayat poll violence, Alavala Srinivasa Rao, 36, an advocate and a key functionary of the CPI (M), was allegedly killed by suspected political opponents a day after the second phase of panchayat elections.
Srinivasa Rao was waylaid and brutally attacked with sticks by more than 12 persons at Pandillapalli on Sunday when he was returning to Khammam after visiting his relative’s house. He succumbed to the critical injuries at a hospital in Khammam on Sunday midnight. The incident prompted the authorities to clamp prohibitory orders at the politically sensitive Pandillapalli on Monday.
Vehemently denouncing the murder, the CPI (M) cadres led by the party district secretary P. Sudarshan took out a rally in Pandillapalli on Monday. Addressing the protesters, Com Sudarshan alleged that the Congress party cadres brutally killed Srinivasa Rao as per a well hatched conspiracy.