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Updated: December 25, 2013 22:53 IST

Bhoomaiah death: is it a murder?

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Akula Bhoomaiah
Akula Bhoomaiah

Akula Bhoomaiah mowed down by a GHMC tipper carrying garbage

A case of murder was registered by Nallakunta police on Wednesday in connection with the death of Telangana Praja Front president Akula Bhoomaiah, who was mowed down by a tipper engaged by the GHMC to carry garbage, on Tuesday .

Sixty-three-year-old Bhoomaiah, who was living in a flat at Adikmet, was returning home on a scooter after attending a book release function in Somajiguda Press Club when the accident occurred near Vidyanagar crossroads around 9.40 p.m. on Tuesday. He fell off the two-wheeler and came under the tipper’s wheels. Death was instant for him, Nallakunta Inspector V. Jaypal Reddy said. Based on a complaint lodged by Bhoomaiah’s daughter, who maintained that the ‘State’ had killed him, the police registered a case of homicide under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code.

Normally, Section 304-A (rash and negligent act resulting in death) of the IPC is invoked in road accident cases. “The section of murder was invoked in this road accident death as the complainant specifically stated that the ‘State’ had killed her father. We have to investigate into the matter,” the Inspector said.

The tipper driver D. Chennaiah, 28, was taken into custody. He had a driving licence and was being interrogated. Investigators confirmed that he was not under the influence of alcohol. During interrogation, he claimed that he started for Tarnaka to lift garbage around 9.40 p.m.

Telangana Resource Centre chairman Veda Kumar urged GHMC and police to thoroughly inquire into different angles of the case.

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He had received threats to his life before. Let us hope truth prevails in the end. Rest in peace!

from:  Vishnu Vardhan
Posted on: Dec 26, 2013 at 00:53 IST
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