Hyderabad, Nov 6: Ruling TRS party leader P Narayan Reddy was stoned to death allegedly by rival Congress Party workers at Sultanpur village of Parigi Mandal In Vikarabad on Tuesday.
The TRS leader was found dead in a pool of blood, Police said. Reddy was said to have developed differences with two of his own followers who joined the Congress Party recently.
Ever since two of Narayana’s supporters switched camps and joined to the Congress, there has been tension between the two groups. A clash between the two groups was reported on Sunday. The two Congress workers who were injured on Tuesday have been shifted to hospital.
A case has not been registered yet. Sensing a law and order situation in the area, security has been beefed up and the police are trying to control the situation.
But Police have ruled out any political angle in Reddy’s killing. An online news portal, TNM, quoting the Viakarabad SP said: ““Narayana was supporting his aide Mallaya's interest in a woman who was engaged to another person. On Monday, the woman had given a compliant to the police saying Mallaya and Narayana were spreading rumors about her, thus affecting her reputation. A village panchayath was also held on the same day.”
SP Anapurna also said: “On Monday Krishna and the girl's relatives together locked Mallaya out of his house and we suspect they stoned Narayana to death early Tuesday morning. The relatives of Narayana thought, he was killed by Congress workers and attacked two brothers.”
"Seven people have been named as having actively participated in the stoning. Another 12 persons were present during the incident, we are verifying their role. We are yet to ascertain if there is a political motive. There is no caste angle to this as they were all BCs,” said T Annapurna, Vikarabad SP. (With input from UNI)