AP Crime: Man Killed Due to Old Rivalry

Kurnool: A 38-year-old man, identified as Hari Prasad, was murdered late Saturday night in Rudravaram village, Bethamcherla mandal, Nandyal district, over old rivalries. Hari Prasad, a prominent activist in the Telugu Desam and supporter of former union minister Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy, had ongoing disputes with fellow party activists.

On Saturday, a confrontation between the factions escalated and a member of the rival group attacked Hari Prasad with sticks, inflicting severe injuries. He was immediately taken to Kurnool Government Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment. Circle inspector Priyatham Reddy confirmed that a case has been registered and an investigation is on.

Traffic police rescue elderly man

A 65-year-old man tried to jump into Salt Creek (uppu teru) on Sunday afternoon, but the traffic police near the area rushed to the spot and rescued him, according to traffic inspector Ramesh.

The old man was trying to jump into Salt Creek, unable to bear his ill health, while the locals informed the traffic police. Traffic sub inspector Kishore Kumar and constable V. Ravi Kumar rushed to the spot immediately and rescued him. The SI said that belonged to Virawada village in Pithapuram mandal of Kakinada district. He said that he was residing under a tree near a port police station in Kakinada. Though the police tried to take him to the general hospital here, the old man did not agree to go to the hospital. He said that he had gone to the hospital several times. The hospital staff did not take care of him.

The traffic police sent him to the port railway station by auto. The locals and police officials greeted the traffic staff to rescue him in a prompt manner.

Cops tighten noose around drunk drivers

The Visakhapatnam city police conducted a special drive against drunk driving in the city. The operation involved the deployment of 75 teams at strategic points across zones 1 and 2 . The initiative yielded apprehension of 383 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the police, zone-1 accounted for 183 cases, including drivers of 17 four-wheelers, 148 two-wheelers and 17 auto-rickshaws. Similarly in zone-2, police issued challans to drivers of 175 two-wheelers, 10 auto-rickshaws, 14 four-wheelers and one commercial vehicle for driving intoxicated.

Cops advised against driving after consuming alcohol, emphasising the potential legal repercussions, including jail sentences.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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