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Security beefed up in Dakkali

Staff Reporter

TDP leader's killing: naxalite group owns up responsibility

NELLORE: Additional police reinforcements have been rushed to Dakkili town of Nellore district, following the killing of the Telugu Desam Party activist, D. Ramana Reddy, on Thursday night.

Due to lack of proper medical aid, Mr. Reddy, who was seriously injured, was taken to Ruia Hospital, Tirupati, where he was declared brought dead. The news spread like wildfire and there was commotion in Dakkili and surrounding areas.

According to available information, three persons who suddenly emerged from the tank bed area fired at Ramana Reddy indiscriminately and fled in the cover of dark.

According to the Gudur DSP, Devadanam, post-mortem was being conducted at Government Hospital, Venkatagiri. Officials informed that the situation in and around Dakkili was peaceful and police were kept on alert.

Old feuds are said to be one of the reason for the murder. Two of the accused who allegedly fired at Mr. Reddy are said to be having connections with `Prajapratighatana' and PDSU. The Superintendent of Police, B. Shivadhar Reddy, stated that a probe was on.

Meanwhile, one Eswar, claiming to be a member of Maoist Janashakti group and area secretary of Rapur mandal, telephoned some newspaper offices (not The Hindu ) and claimed that the murder was the handiwork of their organisation as Mr. Reddy was a "police informer."

Condemned

Meanwhile, the former Minister and district Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President, S. Chandramohan Reddy, has strongly condemned the killing and demanded the immediate crackdown on the culprits responsible for the incident.

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