The Armoor police booked an attempt to murder case and another case under the SC and ST (Prevention) Atrocities Act against an Assistant Engineer, Electricity, Yeleti Malla Reddy under the charge of making an attempt on the life of his superior officer and Divisional Engineer Naresh at the office this evening.

According to the Circle Inspector of Police, Ch. Kushalkar, the accused officer while nurturing a grouse against Naresh over a departmental issue poured the petrol on the DE and tried to strike a match stick. The other staff at the office promptly acted and overpowered Malla Reddy.

The accused officer fled the scene and manhunt was launched. to nab him.