YSR Congress activist Reddy Raju, who was in fray for the 10th panchayat ward in Lakkireddipalle mandal, was allegedly killed by Congressmen in Duddakunta Rachayapalle of Lakkireddipalle around Wednesday midnight.

His wife Saraswati lodged a complaint with Lakkireddipalle police that the Congressmen had been pressurising him to not contest in elections and they killed him when he refused to budge.

She told the police that her husband did not return home on Wednesday night and one Gangaiah informed her that Raju’s body was lying near a complex.

She rushed to the spot and identified him who had injuries on his head and around his eye.

Pulivendula DSP Harinath Babu and Lakkireddipalle Circle Inspector Vinay Kumar Reddy inspected the body and registered a case.

Wife of the deceased alleges that the Congressmen, who were pressurising him to not contest in elections, killed him when he refused to budge