Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dalit killings: 2 held

SRIKAKULAM: Sixteen days after five dalits were killed in Lakshmipet in Srikakulam's Vangara mandal, the CID cops on Thursday arrested the two prime accused in the infamous case amidst public outcry over the government's slow reaction in nabbing the accused. In all, 76 persons have been named as accused in the case and 64 of them have been arrested till now.
The main accused and former ZPTC member Botsa Vasudeva Naidu was arrested in Hyderabad where he was taking shelter at his relatives' house. Another prime member behind the attack on dalits, Avula Srinivasa Rao, a Congress worker was nabbed by Srikakulam cops in Visakhapatnam district. Five dalits were killed and 18 others were injured in a clash between two rival groups who hurled country-made bombs and attacked each other with sharp weapons in Lakshmipet on June 12 over a land dispute.

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