The death of an MBA student, Ramakrishna, led to firing and attack on the G. Konduru police station in Nuzvid Division, in Krishna district on Sunday.
Four villagers suffered injuries in the firing and the condition of two of them was stated to be critical. A few police personnel also suffered injuries when the villagers attacked the police station demanding the arrest of the accused in Ramakrishna’s murder.
According to sources, the student and a woman were missing from Koduru village a few days ago.
The body of Ramakrishna was subsequently found near the railway track at Tadepalli in Guntur district on Thursday, and the woman returned home safely.
Alleging that the police were acting with bias, Ramakrishna’s family members along with some villagers went to the police station on Sunday evening, to enquire about the progress of the case. When Sub-Inspector Abdul Haq reportedly did not respond properly, the villagers entered into an argument, and staged a protest.
On information, Mylavaram Circle Inspector U. Bangaru Raju rushed to the spot and the when the situation went out of hands, he opened fire injuring four persons. The angered mob damaged two police jeeps, a few two- wheelers and furniture in the police station. The CI, the SI and the staff in the police station escaped from the village.
The injured were rushed to a private hospital in Vijayawada. Superintendent of Police J. Prabhakara Rao, Sub-Collector D. Harichandana and Nuzvid Deputy Superintendent of Police A. Shankar Reddy rushed to the spot. Additional forces were rushed to Koduru village.
Tension mounted in G. Konduru as the villagers staged a sit-in before the police station, protesting the police firing, which continued till late in the night.
Mylavaram legislator Devineni Umamaheswara Rao demanded a thorough inquiry into the incident.
Konduru police station personnel in Nuzvid of Krishna district flee to
escape mob fury