Hyderabad: The Chilkalguda police arrested two students on Wednesday for setting on fire an RTC bus which was parked in a private property on December 20 after the arrest of MRPS leader Manda Krishna Madiga. Those arrested were identified as Govinda Naresh, 29, a PhD student at Osmania college, and Bejjanki Anil, 29, an LLB final year student of MSSL college.
A complaint was received on December 21 from Akantha Krishna, 57, an RTC bus driver that after completion of duty, he parked the vehicle on the road opposite to Jamia Osmania railway station for change over and went to have a cup of tea. Meanwhile, the duo wearing college bags boarded the stationed bus and got down within few minutes after setting ablaze the seats on bus by pouring kerosene. They then fled the scene, police said.
“During the course of investigation, six suspects were brought to the police station. The duo was identified and arrested on Wednesday,” said North Zone DCP B. Sumathi.
It was revealed during interrogation that they committed a similar offence to protest the arrest of Manda Krishna Madiga and others by the police. The two were booked under relevant Sections of IPC and were sent to judicial remand.