RAJAHMUNDRY: The government hospital at Rajahmundry echoed with the hue and cry of the family members of the deceased labourers, who died when the ill-fated lorry they were travelling in overturned at Gandepalli in the district in the wee hours of Monday.
The kin staged a dharna in front of the hospital for a few hours demanding an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each.
Some of the agitators even fainted at the sight of the bodies of their loved ones.
Hundreds of people from Vijayarajapuram and Srungavaram villages reached the hospital and the police found it difficult to control the crowd. The victim’s family members along with villagers and YSR Congress leaders staged a flash dharna at the hospital demanding a compensation of Rs 10 lakh as against Rs 2 lakh, as announced by the State Government.
However, the cops acted swiftly and sent the bodies to their native places with police escort, leaving behind their relatives at the hospital. But, the police action infuriated the kin, who raised slogans against the cops. However, they were dispersed by the police.