ANANTAPUR:A clash between two groups in the Kistipadu Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (PACS) in Peddavaduguru mandal in the district led to the murder of society president Chittem Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Tuesday.
According to reports, TDP members of the society were trying to remove Bhaskar Reddy, who belonged to YSRC, from the president’s post through a no-confidence motion. However, Bhaskar Reddy approached the court and got a stay order.
Against this backdrop, the society met Tuesday and members of both parties clashed with sticks and lethal weapons. In the clash, Bhaskar Reddy died on the spot and three others received grievous injuries. Police who rushed to the village controlled the situation. Later, SP SV Rajasekhar Babu inspected the site and enquired about the incident.
Tension prevailed at Kistipadu and Bhaskar Reddy’s native village Appicherla, where police posted a picket to monitor the situation. YSRC MLA Visweswar Reddy, party district president Sankar Narayana, former MP Ananta Venkatarami Reddy, Gurunatha Reddy and others reached the village on learning about the incident.
Police shifted the body of Bhaskar Reddy to Gooty government hospital for postmortem while the injured were admitted to hospital. Police are investigating.