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Attender of slain Tahsildar Vijaya Reddy succumbs to burn injuries

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Chandraiah died after battling for life in the hospital for 28 days

Attender Chandraiah, who was injured while trying to rescue Tahsildar (Mandal Revenue Officer) Vijaya Reddy when she was burnt alive nearly a months ago, succumbed to his burns in the early hours of Monday while undergoing treatment at a hospital.

With this, the death toll in the gory murder of the MRO rose to four.

A man K. Suresh barged into the MRO’s office, being run on the first floor of a rented private building and set afire the woman officer after pouring petrol on her. While the accused Suresh, the MRO’s driver Gurunatham and attender Chandraiah sustained critical burns in the incident, the officer got charred to death in a few minutes.

Driver Gurunatham succumbed to burns the next day. The prime accused in the MRO’s murder also died while undergoing treatment at a hospital three days later.

On Monday, the attender died after battling for life for 28 days. “We received information that the attender died around 3.15 a.m.,” Vanasthalipuram ACP Jayaram said. The body was shifted to Osmania General Hospital for autopsy.

The ghastly incident of MRO who was doused with kerosene in her chambers and set afire had sent shock waves and the revenue employees struck work for about 10 days to protest the incident. They called off the strike after the government assured to step up safety at mandal revenue offices.

It also agreed to give guidelines for disposal of land related cases pending in category B under the land record updation programme taken up throughout the State in 2017. All the disputed land record cases were placed under category B.

While some of the cases were pending in courts, government said it would give guidelines for disposal of cases under the revenue courts and also for correction of errors in the updated passbooks.

Meanwhile Telangana Revenue Employees Services Association President Gautham Kumar and others condoled the death of Chandraiah.

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