Warangal: Over 30 men, instigated by a landlord, attacked a farmer, P Vijender Reddy, so severely that he has been admitted to a hospital in Warangal with a fractured rib and other body injuries. Although, the incident happened on November 13, it came to light on Saturday when the farmer’s son, Mr. P. Amarnath Reddy, sent a tweet SOS to IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao (KTR). Incidentally, the TRS Working President’s name came because ‘the attackers said they knew KTR and several bigwigs in the government, including bureaucrats and police officials’.

The incident happened when Vijender Reddy entered into an altercation with a land-lord, who was allegedly trying to encroach upon the farmer’s land.

In his tweet, the son mentions that they were being warned against dire consequences if they did not withdraw police case they had filed.

Narrating the incident to NewsMeter, Amarnath Reddy said, “My family owns five acres of land in Oblapur village in Atmakur Mandal. Recently, some construction began behind our land. Unknown to my father, the building owner constructed a road cutting into our land. My father called him but they entered into a verbal spat”.

He adds, “The landlord called 30 men and they began beating up my father. They used vulgar language besides citing they knew KTR, the circle inspector of Warangal and a few lawyers. They threatened to file an atrocities case against him.”

When the issue was brought before K. T. Rama Rao, the Minister had ordered a probe.

“Request Warangal commissioner to verify facts and immediately file a criminal case. Amarnath, thanks for bringing this to my notice. Will also ask my team at my office to follow up with police and also assist your father”.

Following the incident, a police complaint has been filed at Damera police of Warangal commissionerate and is under investigation.

Coreena Suares

Coreena Enet Suares is the Editor of NewsMeter. Her stories have been published in the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper and the Asian Age. Coreena began her career as a News Anchor. Throughout her journey, she has been able to build a strong network with people from all walks of life. She is an alumnus of Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists- Research and Investigation, a flagship initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

Coreena is also a certified fact-checker by Google India Initiative. She has attended the 'Defence Correspondents Course 2019, through which she visited Indo- Pak border, besides traveling on a War-ship and insight into operations of Fighter aircraft. Coreena's focus areas are anti-crime investigation agencies and Defence reporting.

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