Staff Reporter

Sequel to thrashing of accused person by irate mob

NIZAMABAD: The police used force at Banapur village of Lingampet mandal to disperse an irate mob that rained stones on them and their vehicle. The incident occurred when the police were trying to shift an accused person in a murder case from the village, on Sunday afternoon.

Reports reaching here said villagers caught hold of one Golla Pedda Parameshwar, a former naxalite, accused in the death of Bingi Sailoo, 32, of Peta Sangam village in Gandhari mandal. Sailoo, a small vendor, died under suspicious circumstances on the outskirts of Banapur, on March 6.

The villagers then lodged a complaint with the police against Parameshwar. They along with residents of Peta Sangam caught hold of the accused person. They tied him to a pole and began beating him severely.

On a tip-off, the police led by Yellareddy Circle Inspector Md. Jaffar Javed rushed to the village. The police tried to pacify the villagers and take away the accused person along with them. However, the villagers refused to budge and this led to a scuffle between the police and them.

In the meantime, miscreants pelted stones at the police. The windscreen of the CI's vehicle vehicle was damaged in the melee that followed provoking the police to resort to lathicharge. The pitched battle between the villagers and the police went on for some time.

The CI said the situation was under control and a case was booked against 50 persons under Sections 307 and 353. The accused villagers were absconding, he said.

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