Two Telugu Desam leaders hacked to death in Kadapa

Two leaders of the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TD), who were brothers, were hacked to death by unidentified assailants in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa district in a case of factional killings, police said on Saturday.

Vishwanath Reddy and Maheshwar Reddy, both brothers and local leaders of the TD, were murdered late on Friday in Nakkaladinne in Kadapa. A woman was also injured in the attack.

Some unidentified people, who came in a car, barged into the house of the two brothers after midnight and attacked them with sickles and other sharp-edged weapons, an official said.

Police suspect it to be case of factional killings. Eight people of a rival faction have been booked and searches are on to find them, the official said.

Kadapa is a part of Rayalaseema region, notorious for factional killings. The factions fighting for domination in villages kill their rivals mercilessly. The factions are supported either by the Congress or by TDP.(IANS)


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