Four sleeping on pavement run over by autorickshaw

Staff Reporter

ELURU: Tension prevailed over the killing of four slum-dwellers at Bhimavaram in a road accident in the wee hours of Thursday. A large number of residents from Lankapet, on the outskirts of Bhimavaram, came in a procession to Prakasam Chowk and staged a rasta roko, demanding compensation to the kin of the those run over by an autorickshaw in their neighbourhood.

According to police, an autorickshaw transporting newspapers from the publication centre of a Telugu daily from Tadepalligudem to Bhimavaram ran over four persons sleeping on the road margins. The dead were identified as Chinta Krishna (50), Chinta Mahalakshmi (15), Pilla Syam (25) and Chinta Pawan Kumar (10). They were agricultural workers.

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